Thursday, December 13, 2012

USA, Oregon:

U.S. Geothermal’s Neal Hot Springs Project Update (PDF)(News Release)

Neal Hot Springs project (Courtesy U.S. Geothermal Inc.)
U.S. Geothermal Inc., provides this update on the Neal Hot Springs project located near Vale, Oregon.

The three module plant is operating and currently delivering 23.0 net megawatts  to customer, Idaho Power Company, with the following status of each module unit:
  • Unit 1 is currently online and operational with gross generation of 11.0 MWe;
  • Unit 2 is also online and operational with gross generation of 10.4 MWe; and,
  • Unit 3 currently online and was recently synchronized to the grid. Gross generation from Unit 3 is 8.7 MWe operating in sub critical mode.
The three modules are still undergoing various mechanical and control system adjustments, tests and modifications to meet overall design criteria. The project contractor is expected to complete work during the first quarter of 2013.