Wednesday, January 10, 2018

USA, Nevada: New Production Well to be Drilled at San Emidio Geothermal Facility

BLM Approves Production Well For San Emidio Geothermal Facility (News Release)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office has approved a proposal submitted by US Geothermal Nevada LLC (USGN) to drill a new geothermal production well at the San Emidio Geothermal Facility. No new surface disturbance on BLM administered public lands will occur for this project since the well pad, and access to the well pads are all pre-existing and previously permitted.

The San Emidio Geothermal Facility is located 90 miles northeast of Reno and 12 miles south of the town of Gerlach, Washoe County, in the San Emidio Desert basin. The operation is currently a 14.7 megawatt binary cycle geothermal plant that has been producing reliable green energy since 1987. The facility sits on 40 acres of joint private land and BLM administered lands.

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