U.S. Geothermal project now generating 18 MW

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U.S. Geothermal Inc.'s unit, USG Oregon LLC, achieved commercial operation at the Neal Hot Springs project located near Vale, Oregon.

Under the terms of the project power purchase agreement, electricity generated by the three-module power plant will now be sold to Idaho Power Co. at the rate of $96.00 per MWh for the remainder of 2012 and at the rate of $99.00 per MWh for the power produced during 2013.

Currently, two power modules are operating on a continuous basis, producing about 18 MW per hour. The third power module is scheduled to begin commissioning and start-up activities during the last week of November. With three modules operating at full capacity the project is expected to generate between 165,000 to 185,000 megawatt-hours of electricity each year.

U.S. Geothermal is a leading renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy and is operating geothermal power projects at Raft River, Idaho, San Emidio, Nevada and Neal Hot Springs, Oregon.

The company is developing El Ceibillo, an advanced stage, steam geothermal prospect located within a 24,710 acre energy rights concession area located 8.5 miles from Guatemala City, the largest city in Central America.

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DOE, University of Arkansas to study cybersecurity


The U.S. Department of Energy is providing a $12.2 million grant to the U of A

Equipment malfunction causes explosion at Washington dam


Five workers were being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle

Calpine to buy 745 MW gas-fired power plant in New Hampshire


The 745 MW, combined-cycle, gas-fired power plant is located in Londonderry, New Hampshire 

Pilgrim nuclear power plant to close within 4 years


The decision to close Pilgrim was based on market conditions, reduced revenues and increased operational costs

California ISO preparing for expansion after governor signs law


The state law increases the RPS to 50 percent by the end of 2030    

NEC Energy partners with Eos Energy Storage on energy storage


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