Who Has the Largest Capacity of Geothermal Power?

Geothermal Capacity (Cumulative Installed Power Capacity) (MW), 2017
Energy & Utility | December 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 27 countries in 2017, USA ranked the highest in geothermal capacity in terms of cumulative installed power capacity with 3,719 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 14,305 MW in 2017 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 3.87 % more than in the previous year and 27.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total geothermal capacity in terms of cumulative installed power capacity reached an all time high of 14,305 MW in 2017 and an all time low of 5,943 MW in 1990. The average annual growth amounted to 4.73 % since 1990.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 26.0 % of geothermal capacity in terms of cumulative installed power capacity in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 52.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 93.1 % in 2017.

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

Geothermal Capacity (Cumulative Installed Power Capacity) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Costa Rica MW ... ... ... 208 208 208 208 208
El Salvador MW ... ... ... 204 204 204 204 204
Iceland MW ... ... ... 663 663 663 663 663
Indonesia MW ... ... ... 1,209 1,344 1,345 1,405 1,435
Italy MW ... ... ... 883 875 876 916 916
Japan MW ... ... ... 536 536 537 539 544
Kenya MW ... ... ... 212 217 253 450 605
Mexico MW ... ... ... 887 812 823 813 874
New Zealand MW ... ... ... 723 723 805 971 978
Nicaragua MW ... ... ... 87.5 160 160 160 160
Papua New Guinea MW ... ... ... 56.0 56.0 56.0 56.0 56.0
Philippines MW ... ... ... 1,783 1,848 1,868 1,918 1,917
Russia MW ... ... ... 82.0 82.0 82.0 82.0 82.0
Turkey MW ... ... ... 114 162 311 405 624
USA MW ... ... ... 3,500 3,724 3,765 3,757 3,812