Geothermal power has been produced at Coso since 1987 by a private contractor for the U.S. Navy, which acquired the land in 1943 as part of the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station. The power is sold into the local utility grid. The Navy's Geothermal Program Office is exploring other military bases for geothermal energy. This article from the Geothermal Resources Council has much more about the Coso program.
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|Boiling Spring||Location Map of the Coso Range||Geologic Map of the Coso Range||Sugarloaf Mountain Rhyolite Dome|
|Obsidian Tools||Fumarole||Mudpot||Geothermal Drilling|
|Steam Pipes and Mudpots||Steam Production Pipelines||Navy Unit 1 Power Plant|
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