Government preparations for geothermal land leasing and for project environmental studies are progressing in California, thanks to coordinated efforts by a host of federal, state and local authorities.

Around 300 MW of geothermal projects are in early stages of permitting across five areas of the California deserts now, and in the Salton Sea alone, another 2,000 MW are very possible, given the 650°F saline water temperature there. -- Sean Hagerty, Geothermal Project Lead, BLM