Leslie Blodgett's Blog Posts

- May 16, 2014

Geothermal Visual: The Importance of Land Position when Drilling

The relationship between geothermal energy and innovations in mapping the subsurface of the Earth was discussed at the recent “Geothermal Best Practices for Risk Reduction Workshop,”...

- May 06, 2014

Geothermal Visual: Total US Nameplate Geothermal Capacity

This geothermal visual gives the total nameplate capacity of geothermal energy in megawatts as counted in the U.S. from 1971 through 2013, and the timeline is marked where enacted policies...

- April 29, 2014

Geothermal Visual: Estimated Supply Curve for Conventional US Geothermal Resources

NREL’s graph shows USGS estimates of the supply of electricity generation potential from geothermal resources for the U.S. as a whole.  GEA’s recent “Report on the State of Geothermal...

- February 07, 2014

Geothermal Visual: Power Capacity and Potential at California Geothermal Fields

Our graph below looks at geothermal fields in California. California’s nine geothermal development fields are shown with nameplate capacity from 2004 and 2014, as well as total estimated...

- January 29, 2014

Geothermal Visual: Industry Has Potential for Significant Increased Capacity in the US

“Geothermal resources have the potential to play a much more significant role in our Nation’s energy mix,” USGS Fact Sheet 2008-3082. The plethora of geothermal sites in Nevada, California,...

- December 26, 2013

Geothermal Visual: Understanding Geologic Features Helps Predict Well Capacity

Key: Geology Code 2: Large-scale volcanic structures; Geology Code 3: Younger volcanic features; Geology Code 4: Sedimentary basins. Larger scale volcanic structures may reflect higher...

- November 29, 2013

Geothermal Visual: Seismograph Record of Passing Trains Vs. EGS Stimulation

Courtesy of Trenton Cladouhos, Senior Vice President R&D, AltaRock Energy This photo shows a seismograph record from an instrument in La Pine, Oregon, the nearest town to AltaRock Energy’s...

- November 04, 2013

Geothermal Visual: Project Cost and Risk Profile at Various Stages of Development

The graph below comes from “Geothermal Handbook: Planning and Financing Power Generation,” World Bank, 2012. Authors Magnus Gehringer and Victor Loksha write: “To better understand...

- March 28, 2012

What Will This Year's Geothermal Industry Report Reveal?

For those who are counting, it’s March already, and Americans are struggling to make sense of the mood swings surrounding both the weather and the Republican primaries.  The GEA’s U.S....

- November 12, 2010

Notes From Recent Geothermal Meetings

A week of geothermal meetings in Sacramento, California revolved around the Geothermal Energy Association’s (GEA) Geothermal Energy Expo and the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) meetings,...

Leslie Blodgett

Leslie Blodgett

Leslie is located in Washington DC at the Office of the Geothermal Energy Association and serves on the Renewable Energy World North America Conference and Expo committee.

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