Thursday, January 18, 2018

USA, Nevada: BLM Approves 48 MW Ormat Phase III Expansion of McGinness Hills Geothermal Plant

The Decision Record (DR) allows operations to begin at the Phase III project site. 

McGinness Hills Geothermal Power Plant
(GRC Fieldtrip 2015 - Photo by Ian Crawford)
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Mount Lewis Field Office, has completed its analysis of Ormat Inc.’s proposal for an expansion to their McGinness Hills Geothermal Facility. 

This newest expansion is being referred to as ‘Phase III’ and will consist of access roads, a pipeline, a power plant, wells and transmission line. 

Total new disturbance for this expansion is estimated at 42 acres, as the majority of work will be completed on the previously analyzed ‘Phase I’ and ‘Phase II’ footprint.