Tuesday, September 29, 2015

USA, California: Los Angeles Council Member Celebrates More Geothermal for the City

Expanded Geothermal Plant Helps Create Clean Energy Future for L.A. (councilmember.fuentes)

The plant is expected to produce power at an average of 95 percent capacity or more annually. Because of its predictability, it also saves on transmission and other integration costs, as compared to wind and solar renewable energy.

In another step toward creating a clean energy future for Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) announced today that Angelenos are now receiving clean, reliable and renewable geothermal power from an expanded geothermal power plant in Nevada.

The Don A. Campbell II Geothermal Power Plant in Mineral County, Nevada is delivering 16.2 megawatts (MW) of geothermal energy to Los Angeles homes and businesses, moving LADWP closer to its mandated renewable energy target of 33 percent by 2020. The new plant will provide more than 130 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of clean reliable energy per year, enough to serve 22,500 Los Angeles typical households each year and avoid over 75,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is roughly equivalent in removing 14,600 cars off the road.

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