Planning and Zoning for Geothermal Energy

Zoning Practice — May 2010

By Erica Heller, AICP


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This article covers the basics of geothermal power plants and direct uses and discusses how local governments can use land-use controls to promote compatible geothermal development.


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May 1, 2010
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About the Author

Erica Heller, AICP
Erica Heller, AICP, is Strategic and Planning Policy Director at MIG. Erica directs strategic planning and policy-making projects such as organizational goal-setting and resource alignment, strategic investment plans, community and economic development strategies and reinvestment plans, and place-making and vibrancy action plans. Her specific skill areas include facilitation, development of change models, market analysis, regulatory analysis, and community and stakeholder engagement. Erica has more than 20 years’ experience in community and economic development in public, private, and non-profit organizations, giving her insight into her clients from all three sectors.