Wednesday, August 2, 2017

USA, Oregon: GRC Member Shows Off Campus Geothermal Power Plant

Walden tours Oregon Tech energy resources (Herald and News)

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, center, and Oregon Tech President Nagi Naganathan, right, listen to John Lund, second from left, during a tour of geothermal resources at the Klamath Falls campus on Monday.  Courtesy of Oregon Tech

As part of his tour through South Central Oregon Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) toured the geothermal plant at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls, meeting with the university’s President Nagi Naganathan for the first time since Naganathan took the post earlier this year.

John Lund, former director of the GeoHeat Center at Oregon Tech, Emeritus GRC Board Director and an expert in geothermal energy, also joined the roughly 90-minute tour as well as other personnel to explain the history of geothermal energy in the area. The university provides 2 megawatts of electricity from geothermal energy and 2 megawatts from its solar array, according to Lund.