The GeoVision report analyzes multiple geothermal deployment scenarios.
Optimized permitting could cut development timelines in half, leading to a doubling of geothermal development (13 GWe by 2050) versus business-as-usual.
Over the next 30 years, direct-use could increase from a current total of 21 geothermal district heating installations to as many as 17,500 nationwide. Geothermal heat pumps could increase to 28 million.
Geothermal power deployment could reach 60 GWe by 2050 – more than 8 percent of national generation – with aggressive technology improvements.