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Where in the World Is Geothermal Energy? Activity

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Where in the World Is Geothermal Energy? Activity

The chart below lists the 24 countries where geothermal energy is produced. Find five countries on the map on the next page, outline them, and write in their names. (Use a globe or another geography resource to locate each country on the map.) Create a symbol for geothermal energy and use it to label the five countries you have chosen. This will give you an idea of where some of the geothermal “hot spots” are situated around the planet.

Countries Generating Geothermal Power

Country Installed Capacity (MW)
United States 3,086
Philippines 1,904
Indonesia 1,197
Mexico 958
Italy 843
New Zealand 628
Iceland 575
Japan 536
El Salvador 204
Kenya 167
Costa Rica 166
Nicaragua 88
Russia 82
Turkey 82
Papua New Guinea 56
Guatemala 52
Portugal 29
China 24
France 16
Ethiopia 7.3
Germany 6.6
Austria 1.4
Australia 1.1
Thailand .03

Outline and label five countries where geothermal energy is found

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