Tuesday, September 29, 2015

USA, Nevada: 19 MW Don A. Campbell Geothermal Power Plant Up and Running

Don A. Campbell Phase 2 Geothermal Power Plant in Nevada Begins Commercial Operation (News Release)

Don A. Campbell geothermal power plant
Ormat Technologies, Inc. officially announced September 24 that the second phase of its Don A. Campbell geothermal power plant located in Mineral County, Nevada began commercial operation on September 17, 2015. Isaac Angel, Ormat's CEO had given notice to the effect in his keynote speech at the Opening Session of the GRC Annual Meeting.

The power plant is expected to generate 19 MW (net) on a yearly average basis, above the nominal target of 16.2 MW listed in the 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA). SCPPA resells the entire output of this plant to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).

“The Don A. Campbell Phase 2 plant reached commercial operation 10 months after the project broke ground and less than two years after we commenced firm operation of the first phase in December 2013,” commented Isaac Angel, Ormat's CEO. “This rapid execution is the result of multiple improvements we have been implementing across our entire value chain, enabling Ormat to shorten time to market and accelerate time to revenue, in this case six months ahead of our original schedule. This second phase has doubled the generating capacity of the Don. A Campbell geothermal complex, and we are delighted to be able to provide LADWP with this additional firm, reliable and affordable renewable power, supporting its efforts to transition away from coal and reach its renewable energy goals.”