Who Has the Largest Capacity of Geothermal Power?

Geothermal Capacity (Cumulative Installed Power Capacity) (MW), 2016
Energy & Utility | March 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 24 countries in 2016, USA ranked the highest in geothermal capacity in terms of cumulative installed power capacity with 3,596 MW followed by Philippines and Indonesia. On the other end of the scale was Thailand with 0.300 MW, Austria with 1.40 MW and Australia with 2.10 MW.

Total geothermal capacity in terms of cumulative installed power capacity reached 13,438 MW in 2016 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 3.3 % more than in the previous year and 29.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total geothermal capacity in terms of cumulative installed power capacity reached an all time high of 13,438 MW in 2016 and an all time low of 5,943 MW in 1990. The average annual growth amounted to 4.64 % since 1990.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 26.8 % of geothermal capacity in terms of cumulative installed power capacity in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 52.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 93.5 % in 2016.

Data for more countries are available at Geothermal Capacity (Cumulative Installed Power Capacity) indicator page.