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AltaRock Energy receives BLM approval for stimulation at Newberry

Susan Petty and AltaRock team members on site at Newberry, September 2012 (source: AltaRock)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 25 Sep 2012

The Newberry EGS Demonstration project has obtained a sundry notice approval from the Bureau of Land Management, allowing AltaRock Energy to begin using stimulation to create geothermal reservoirs.

In an announcement before the weekend, AltaRock Energy reports “that the Newberry EGS Demonstration has obtained a Sundry Notice approval from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This notice allows the company to begin using stimulation to create geothermal reservoirs, which is part of Phase II of the demonstration. The stimulation is scheduled to begin in October.

“Creating multiple geothermal reservoirs from a single injection well multiplies the amount of energy that can be extracted from each production well,” said Susan Petty, president and founder of AltaRock.

“Not only do multiple reservoirs extend the life of the well and increase the energy recovery from each well, they significantly improve the economics of EGS power generation. This could allow geothermal to translate into a comprehensive source of renewable energy for the future,” Petty added.

AltaRock staff will be at two local public meetings to explain the project and answer questions.

  • September 26, 6:00 PM – Public meeting at the SHARC Recreation Center in Sunriver, OR
  • October 6 and 7 –We will have a booth at the Bend Fall Festival

You can communicate with the company by calling the toll-free project information line, 855-USA-4-EGS, or by following the company via Facebook or the project blog.