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Author Speer, Bethany.

Title Geothermal brief [electronic resource] : market and policy impacts update / Bethany Speer.

Imprint Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2012.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  E 9.16:NREL/TP-6 A 20-53288    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (v, 29 p.) : col. ill., col. maps
Series NREL/TP ; 6A20-53288
NREL/TP ; 6 A 20-53288.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 31, 2013).
"October 2012."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 22-27).
Note "Prepared under task no. GTP2.5152."
"Contract no. DE-AC36-08GO28308."
Summary Utility-scale geothermal electricity generation plants have generally taken advantage of various government initiatives designed to stimulate private investment. This report investigates these initiatives to evaluate their impact on the associated cost of energy and the development of geothermal electric generating capacity using conventional hydrothermal technologies. We use the Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST) to analyze the effects of tax incentives on project economics. Incentives include the production tax credit, U.S. Department of Treasury cash grant, the investment tax credit, and accelerated depreciation schedules. The second half of the report discusses the impact of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Loan Guarantee Program on geothermal electric project deployment and possible reasons for a lack of guarantees for geothermal projects. For comparison, we examine the effectiveness of the 1970s DOE drilling support programs, including the original loan guarantee and industry-coupled cost share programs.
Subject Geothermal power plants -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Geothermal resources -- United States.
Electric power production -- United States -- Finance.
Added Author National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
Gpo Item No. 0430-P-03 (online)
Sudoc No. E 9.16:NREL/TP-6 A 20-53288

 
    
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