Interview with Andrew Sabin

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Andrew Sabin and I am Navy’s geothermal subject matter expert (SME) and senior geologist. Prior to this, I was the Director of the Navy Geothermal Program Office.

What makes Geothermal so great?

What makes geothermal valuable is a combination of factors: (1) geothermal provides baseload power, something that solar and wind will never do absent cost effective baterry storage, (2) geothermal has a much smaller footprint than wind and solar, (3) geothermal doesn’t present the onerous atmospheric consequences that the incomplete combusion of hydrocarbons presents, (4) direct use geothermal augments power production in unique and cost effective ways, (5) in unique situations, geothermal power has proven to be dispatchable.

What makes IGA so great?

The IGA is a valuable organization because of its leadership, staff and its mission. Under the IGA umbrella is probably the largest collection of geothermal experts in the world.