Isagen SA, Schlumberger Ltd. and West Japan Engineering Consultants Inc will be joining Toshiba into the consideration of building a 50MW geothermal plant in the area of Caldas following a two-year feasibility study
Solar will likely be the biggest winner but emerging economies in Asia-Pacific, South and Central America and the African continent have great geothermal potential that it is only beginning to be tapped.
Alterra Power Corp Peru, former Magma Energia Geotermica returned last week a permit for exploration of geothermal resources in the Crucero area, cancelling the second exploration phase and requested to return the whole area.
Mining activities in Chile need and use great amounts of power that renewables could generate. Solar and wind power are good solutions but geothermal can provide baseload power for an industry that operates around the clock.