Steam is released from a geothermal power generation plant near the Salton Sea in Imperial County. Geothermal power generation uses steam heated deep within the Earth's crust to power turbines and generate electricity. Imperial County has more than 11 known geothermal fields in the Brawley and Salton Sea areas and holds great potential for the generation of electicity by tapping into this geothermal energy source.
Location: Imperial County, California
Image ID: 22520