Tuesday, August 7, 2018

USA, Nevada: Ormat Announces 7.7% Increase in Generation Despite Shutdown of Puna Geothermal Power Plant

Ormat Technologies Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results (News Release)

Electricity Revenue Up 10.2%, Despite Volcano-Related Outage At Puna Plant

Ormat Technologies, Inc. today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. The financial results were impacted by two main events. First, the shutdown of the Puna Power Plant in Hawaii on May 3, 2018 following the nearby Kilauea volcano eruption and second, the consolidation of U.S. Geothermal Inc., following the close of its acquisition on April 24, 2018.

“In the second quarter we delivered a 10.2% increase in Electricity segment revenue and a 7.7% increase in generation despite the significant impact of the Puna Plant outage following the Kilauea Volcano eruption,” commented Isaac Angel, Chief Executive Officer. “This speaks to the strength of our Electricity segment. The growth we delivered in the recent 12 months from organic growth and by acquisitions mitigated the impact of the shutdown in the Puna Plant and enabled us to increase the Electricity segment revenue and maintain a constant level of total revenues quarter over quarter by compensating for the expected reduction in the Product segment.

Mr. Angel continued: “In Hawaii, lava continues to flow near our Puna Plant, and it is not yet possible to anticipate a timeline for the lava flow resolution. This impacts our financials, but we are in discussion with our insurers and expect to be reimbursed for loss of profits and property damages. Assuming the insurance reimbursement will be in line with our expectations we will meet our Adjusted EBITDA targets for the year. However, the timing of insurance commitment and payouts can impact this as we navigate the event.”

Mr. Angel added, “We continued with our growth plans in the second quarter. From the beginning of the year we added approximately 70 MW to our portfolio including 11 MW that were added in the second quarter to our Olkaria III complex in Kenya, bringing our total portfolio to 862 MW. We are on track with our near-term growth target and plan to add between 115 and 125 MW by the end of 2020.”

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Ormat Technologies, Inc. will be exhibiting at the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo, 11-14 October, Reno, Nevada, USA.