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West Ford Flat Geothermal Cooling Tower
The West Ford Flat power plant is one of 22 power plants at The Geysers

The Geysers, a geothermal power field 72 miles (116 km) north of San Francisco, California, is the largest geothermal development in the world. It is currently outputting over 750 MW. The Geysers consists of 22 separate power plants that utilize steam from more than 350 producing wells. The Calpine Corporation operates and owns 19 of the 22 facilities.

Other geothermal power plants

Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 The Geysers  United States 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083 (Hellisheidi Power Station) 1808
2 Cerro Prieto  Mexico 32°23′57″N 115°14′19″W / 32.39917°N 115.23861°W / 32.39917; -115.23861 (Cerro Prieto Geothermal Power Station) 958
3 Hellisheiði  Iceland 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083 (Hellisheidi Power Station) 303
4 Olkaria  Kenya 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083 (Hellisheidi Power Station) 260
5 Darajat  Indonesia 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083 (Hellisheidi Power Station) 255
6 Malitbog  Philippines 11°09′07″N 124°38′58″E / 11.15194°N 124.64944°E / 11.15194; 124.64944 (Wayang Windu Geothermal Power Station) 233
7 Wayang Windu  Indonesia 07°12′00″S 107°37′30″E / 7.2°S 107.625°E / -7.2; 107.625 (Wayang Windu Geothermal Power Station) 227
8 Kamojang  Indonesia 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083 (Hellisheidi Power Station) 203
9 Navy  United States 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083 (Hellisheidi Power Station) 240

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