Just days before a major gathering of key geothermal players in Reno, the industry finds itself at a crucial juncture that could determine its very future.
With natural gas prices plummeting, the once-sizzling pace of geothermal development is starting to cool down after experiencing a renaissance in the last decade.
The wild card? New opportunities in California and Nevada could provide a significant boost to the sector — provided it could capitalize on them.
Such issues will be front and center as the Geothermal Energy Association brings its National Geothermal Summit to town on Wednesday and Thursday.