Geothermal hot springs and underlying resources have a variety of water temperatures, flow-rates and water-chemistry. Analyzing the costs and benefits of developing power plants, greenhouses, heat pumps or district heating systems from these resources requires detailed resource assessments, site layout studies and engineering design. Working with qualified professionals when evaluating appropriate systems is important.
The following examples provide a guideline to the range of costs that can be expected for several types of geothermal development projects. Please visit the following cost-benefit assessments for:
There are grant and loan programs that can reduce the costs of geothermal development. These include state programs, national programs, various public agencies and private organizations. Please refer to our FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE page for more information.