San Diego Geothermal Energy News

  • Geothermal: The Other California Renewable
    Oct 22, 2015 - Peg Mitchell -

    Imperial County contains the largest known undeveloped geothermal resource in California and possibly the world with the potential to produce 2,965 megawatts (MW). Right now, San Diego Gas and Electric does not purchase a single MW of this renewable resource located so close to San Diego.

  • Southern California Leading The World In Geothermal Energy
    Oct 24, 2011 - Chris Milholland -

    Less than 1 percent of the Imperial Valley’s geothermal electricity currently reaches San Diego.  But industry leaders are hoping that an upgraded transmission infrastructure, including projects such as the Sunrise Powerlink, will offer San Diegans access to more diverse and reliable sources of energy.

  • Geothermal Energy Touted As 'Greenest' Source
    Oct 22, 2011 -

    Cal Energy said there's enough geothermal energy generated by plants in Imperial County to power 600,000 homes.  If all of the potential geothermal energy in Imperial County was harvested, there'd be enough for 2.3 million homes.  The world's largest geothermal well, called Vonderahe-1, sits in Imperial County and is owned and operated by Cal Energy.