Geothermal Power Market (By Plant Type: Binary Cycle Power Plants, Flash Steam Plants, Dry Steam Plants; By End User: Residential, Industrial, Commercial, Others; By Power Output: Up to 5 MW, Above 5 MW) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022 – 2030


The global geothermal power market size was estimated at US$ 5.3 billion in 2021 and it is expected to hit around US$ 7.1 billion by 2030, growing at a registered CAGR of 5% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

Geothermal Power Market Size 2021 to 2030

Geothermal power is produced using the geothermal energy which is a sustainable energy source under renewable energy source. The use of this alternative energy source will help in cutting down the use fossil fuel resources and also reduce the emissions of the greenhouse gases. As there are strict regulations across many nations and many governments have implemented many policies in order to concentrate on the climate change in the developing as well as the developed nations the global geothermal power market is expected to grow during the forecast period.

The global market for geothermal power generation had reduced during the pandemic. The pandemic had disrupted the global economy. Apart from the disruptions in the supply chain management the construction of the geothermal power plants was also slow down due to lockdowns and curfews. Due to the financial uncertainties many geothermal power plants had come to a halt. The seven geothermal projects in Turkey were also on hold during the pandemic. Setting up a geothermal power plant also helps in cutting down on the carbon emissions therefore many countries are planning to invest in the geothermal power.

Growth Factors

The growth of the global geothermal power market is driven by various strict regulations implemented by the government of various nations. The limited availability of fossil fuels and growing greenhouse gas emissions are also fueling the market growth. As the fossil fuel prices are extremely volatile the market is expected to grow. Geothermal power is cost effective and it also has a high capacity therefore the market shall grow during the forecast period. Owing to all of these reasons there is a demand for this energy source. There's an increasing demand for clean and eco-friendly sources which is driving the market growth. Governments of various nations are providing financial benefits and tax refunds in order to promote the sustainable energy. This is providing opportunities for the growth of the geothermal energy market. The geothermal power generation is very beneficial when it is compared to other energy sources that are renewable like the wind bio energy or hydropower. The geothermal power generation also has the advantages like low atmospheric pollution, zero liquid pollution, less usage of the land, and high availability. The launch of geothermal power plants has increased in the recent years due to a growing demand. Many associations, organizations and institutes are raising investment for funding the geothermal power.

The rising demand for geothermal power across the globe can also be attributed to the increasing demand for electricity across the globe. In accordance to the same , several s=countries have switched to renewable and clean sources of energy, geothermal is one of them. As per International Energy Agency (IEA) report published in November 2021 on geothermal power, generation of electricity from geothermal sources expected to rise at an average rate of 2% per year. In addition, Turkey, Kenya, and Indonesia has emerged as the major markets driving the demand for the geothermal power across the globe. Other countries from Asia Pacific region along with North America and European region are also participating in the prominent growth of the geothermal power owing to its less impact on the environment.

The rising demand for heating and cooling systems includes district heating along with ground source of heat pumps expected to drive the market growth rapidly during the forthcoming years across the world. The installation of geothermal power also helps in reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission that again anticipated prospering the market growth during the projected years. Rising emphasis of the governments of various countries and regions towards green energy generation in order to curb the alarming rate of rise in pollution has increased the vision of these governments for geothermal power as an alternative energy generation method.

Report Scope of the Geothermal Power Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size by 2030 USD 7.1 Billion
Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030

CAGR of 5%

Largest Market North America
Fastest Growing Region Asia Pacific
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Plant, End User, Power Output, Region
Companies Mentioned Calpine, Ormat Technologies Inc., Enel Green Power North America Inc., Gradient Resources, Toshiba International Corp., EthosEnergy Group, ThermaSource LLC, Terra-Gen Power LLC, Chevron Corp., Berkshire Hathaway Inc., U.S. Geothermal Inc.

 

COVID-19 Impact Analysis:

The occurrence of COVID-19 pandemic had prominently affected the geothermal energy market owing to the numerous disruptions across the global supply chain along with the cutdown in investment from market players in their upcoming projects. Besides the capacity additions in geothermal power yearly that likely to drive the geothermal power market, some of the projects faces delaybecause of the COVID-19 and global lockdown measures adopted by the several countries across the globe. For instance, in Europe, state power company of Bolivia, Ende announced to suspend its call related to consultancy procurement that was for the 100 MW geothermal power plant i.e.Laguna Colorado geothermal project due to the pandemic outbreak in 2020. Further, rising security concerns for electricity due to eco-friendly and clean resources are continuously driving the market growth for the geothermal power market. Moreover, high demand for district heating, ground source heat pumps, and heating &cooling systems are predicted to prosper the market pace for the geothermal power market. However, a lucrative rise in the market demand for alternative clean energy sources such as wind and solar expected to hamper the market growth for the geothermal power during the forthcoming period.

Plant Type Insights

On the basis of the plant type the binary cycle power plants segment is expected to witness a significant growth during the forecast period. There is a second liquid like isobutane which boils at a lower temperature than that of the water which is heated with the help of the heat exchanger. This second liquid helps in powering the turbines that driver generator. The second liquid is recycled in this process to use for the next time. The hot photo from the earth is recycled. In August 2020 there was a shift from the steam to binary cycle geothermal power technology. The shift has helped in providing flexibility. The United States has 93 binary cycle generators and 79 steam generators. Binary plants operate in the reservoirs with lower temperatures so this is a more suitable option. There are dry stream and flash plans which produce higher power output as compared to the binary plants and it is also economically efficient. In order to support the growth of the market many new installations have been announced recently.

Geothermal Power Market Share, By Plant Type, 2021 (%)

The flash steam power station segment is also expected to have a good growth during the forecast period. On the basis of the size the flash steam power stations are classified into single double or triple flash plans. These plants help in taking out the high pressure hot water from the earth and convert it into the steam which helps in driving the generator turbines.

End User Insights

The industrial segment of the end user is expected to have the largest market share during the forecast period. As is increased use of geothermal power in gold mining, milk pasteurization and food dehydration this market is expected to grow during the forecast period. Many other industries like lumber, pulp and paper, cement and food make use of geothermal power. Geothermal power also happens to be a great source in order to meet the future demands of energy. In order to dry the materials that are produced geothermal power is used in the cement and the lumber industries.

Geography Insights

On the basis of the region North American region dominates the market. The global geothermal power market is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period in the North American region. Increase technological advancements for the generation of geothermal power is proving to be a boon for the market growth. Many companies are focusing on planning the expansion capacity of the currently existing power plants.

Apart from the North American region the Asia Pacific region is also expected to have a positive market growth during the forecast period. Rapid urbanization and industrialization are creating a great demand for electricity does demand for electricity in rural communities and low income groups. There are many government initiatives that promote the sustainable energy generation on a large scale. Philippines, US, Indonesia, Mexico and Japan are the top markets generating the geothermal power. These markets are able to generate geothermal power on a large scale due to the presence of large geothermal reserves. Increased intervention by government in these regions and a growing demand for electricity in these developing economies will add to the market growth in the Asia Pacific region. In the countries like Japan Philippines and Indonesia there is large scale production of geothermal energy.

Competitive Landscape

The industry participants in the global geothermal power market are increasingly focused towards the adoption of various inorganic growth strategies such as merger & acquisition, joint venture, partnership, collaboration, regional expansion, and many others in order to retain their global market position. Further, these market players are also taking keen interest in increasing their funding through various investors owing to the increasing demand for geothermal power. This initiative or approach helps these industry participants in expanding their capacity and remain competitive across the globe.

Key market players of the geothermal energy market

  • Calpine
  • Ormat Technologies Inc.
  • Enel Green Power North America Inc.
  • Gradient Resources
  • Toshiba International Corp.
  • EthosEnergy Group
  • ThermaSource LLC
  • Terra-Gen Power LLC
  • Chevron Corp.
  • Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
  • U.S. Geothermal Inc.

Key market developments of the geothermal energy market

  • Geotermica del Norte Which is a joint venture between ENAP and Enel green Power Chile. This joint venture built a third generation unit of 33 megawatts at Cerro Pabellon . There's an investment of about U.S. dollar 100 million in the construction of this new unit.
  • The affiliate of energy Capital Partners and other investors acquired Calpine. The calpine corporation is currently working on the Santa Ana battery storage project.

Segments covered in the report

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By Plant Type

  • Binary Cycle Power Plants
  • Flash Steam Plants
  • Dry Steam Plants

By End User

  • Residential
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Others

By Power Output

  • Up to 5 MW
  • Above 5 MW

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • North Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of geothermal power market?
The global geothermal power market size was reached at US$ 5.3 billion in 2021 and it is anticipated to rake around US$ 7.1 billion by 2030.
The global geothermal power market is expected to drive growth at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast 2022 to 2030.
The major players operating in the geothermal power market are Calpine, Ormat Technologies Inc., Enel Green Power North America Inc., Gradient Resources, Toshiba International Corp., EthosEnergy Group, ThermaSource LLC, Terra-Gen Power LLC, Chevron Corp., Berkshire Hathaway Inc., U.S. Geothermal Inc.
Due to the concerns regarding the climate change many strict regulations are implemented by government in the developed and the developing nations which shall help in the growth of the market.
North America region will lead the global geothermal power market over the next ten years.
  • Report Code:1769
  • Category:Energy and Power
  • No. of Pages:150+
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