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Energy Resources

Below are listed the energy resource categories and associated technologies that are included in this web site. Click on the links to learn more about each one.

Resource CategoryTechnology
Biomass New biomass-fired plant with traditional combustion
Biomass co-fire with existing coal plant
Landfill gas extraction and plant inventory
Methane extraction from wastewater treatment
Methane extraction from animal manure processing
Clean Coal New clean pulverized coal (PC) technology (subcritical and supercritical technologies)
New integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC)
New coal fluidized bed (CFB)
Retrofit of existing pulverized coal (PC) with clean coal technology
Geothermal Enhanced geothermal system (EGS)
Geopressured geothermal
Natural Gas Combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT)
Above-ground natural gas storage
Underground natural gas storage
Nuclear Large light-water reactor
Small modular reactor, integral pressurized water reactor
High-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) / Very high temperature gas-cooled reactor (VHTR)
Solar Concentrating solar power (CSP)
Utility-scale photovoltaic
Rooftop photovoltaic
Storage Pumped hydroelectric storage (PHS)
Compressed-air energy storage (CAES)
Water Additional output from existing hydropower dams
New output from existing non-powered dams
In-stream hydrokinetic energy
Tidal hydrokinetic energy
Wave energy
Wind Land-based wind turbine
Offshore wind turbine