North America

Source: IRENA statistics

*More information on specific geothermal power plants can be found HERE

In addition, various other metrics used to report the geothermal capacity in USA are shown in the chart below.



Source: U.S. industry geothermal nameplate and net capacity, as well as mean net generation*

*Mean net generation is an effective capacity value calculated by dividing actual geothermal generation by the total hours in a year.

*More information on specific geothermal power plants can be found HERE

Global Geothermal Alliance Members in North America

  • United States of America

Global Geothermal Alliance Partners in North America

Canadian Geothermal Association (CanGEA) - CanGEA is an industry-focused lobby group with a focus on power generation from geothermal energy resources and industry-scale direct use. CanGEA promotes geothermal energy in Canada through outreach events, research, policy work and representation of Canadian geothermal interests internationally.

Organisation of American States (OAS) - a regional organisation bringing together all 35 independent states of the Americas, including the U.S. and Canada, as well as 69 permanent observer states and the European Union (E.U.). It among other things, fosters integral development through programmatic areas such as sustainable energy, sustainable cities and climate adaptation.

Geothermal Canada - a not-for-profit organisation encouraging innovation and promoting research and development in Canada’s geothermal sector by stimulating technology transfer, knowledge exchange, and information transmission. This is achieved by fostering collaborative investigations in academia, companies, and organisations.

Geothermal Rising (formerly Geothermal Resources Council - GRC) a non-profit, educational association aiming to increase the importance of geothermal resources in meeting global energy demands; serving as a source and venue for geothermal knowledge exchange; building a strong membership; producing professional quality products and services. It maintains a comprehensive geothermal technical library at

United States Energy Association (USEA) USEA supports policy and technical discussions with the U.S. Department of Energy to expand the use of clean energy technology globally and expands energy access in developing countries with the U.S. Agency for International Development. USEA draws upon its members to execute projects worldwide, which include developing regulatory frameworks and sharing best practices to reduce energy poverty and build economies.

Regional Geothermal Resource/Market assessment in North America

    Heat flow patterns of the North American continent: A discussion of the DNAG Geothermal Map of North America

    This is a technical report sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). This work creates a geothermal map of North America, to show as accurately and thoroughly as possible the state of knowledge of the geothermal field of the continent in all its variations.

    The types of data contained are heat flow sites, contours of heat flow, areas of significant groundwater effects on regional heat flow, the top-of-geopressure in the Gulf Coast region, temperature on the Dakota aquifer in the mid-continent, location of major hot springs and geothermal systems, and major centre of Quaternary and Holocene volcanism.