Chapter 15

Geothermal Power Plants in Central America and the Caribbean

Abstract

The geothermal prospects in Central America and western South America owe their presence to subduction of the Cocos plate beneath the land masses of Central America, and the Nazca and Antarctic plates beneath South America (see Figure 1.2). Those in the Caribbean arise along the eastern boundary of the Caribbean plate where the North American and South American plates are diving beneath the Caribbean plate.

Keywords

Ahuachapán; Amatitlán; Argentina; Berlín; Bouillante; Caribbean Islands; Chile; geology; history; Las Pailas; Miravalles; Momotombo; prospects; San Jacinto; thermal efficiency; utilization efficiency; Zunil

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