Geothermal power makes use of naturally occurring subsurface magma formatsions to generate electric power. First steam is created by injecting water into the hot subsurface layers. The steam is then fed back trough turbine generators to create electricity.
There are 15 geothermal plants producing electricity in the southern Salton Sea Imperial County area. Combined the plants produce about 570 megawatts of power.
Like wind and solar geothermal power is considered a renewable or green power resource.
Farm fields can be located directly next to a geothermal power plant.
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