Geothermal Energy Timeline

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Laderello

1904

The frist dry stream power plant was invented. It was called the Laderello.

The First Geothermal Ground Source

1946

The first geothermal ground source heat pump was installed at the Commonwealth Building in Portland, Oregon.

California's Power Plant

1960

Califoria has the largest dry stream power plant field.

Geothermal Resources Council

1970

The Geothermal Resources Council is formed to highten the use of geothermal energy.

Geothermal Energy Association

1972

The Geothermal Energy Association is created.

RD&D Act

1974

The United States government enacts the Geothermal Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Act.

First Magma Explotory Well

1991

The world's first magma explotory well was drilled to a depth of 7,588 feet.

Califonia Energy

1994

California Energy became the world's largest geothermal company.

24 Countries

2010

24 countries including the United States, have been producing geothermal energy since 2010.

USA's Geothermal Energy

2011

The U.S.A. is leading the world in geothermal energy.