New production well ads 1.6 MW to Raft River geothermal plant in Idaho

Raft River geothermal plant, Idaho (source: U.S. Geothermal Inc.)
Alexander Richter 27 Sep 2017

U.S. Geothermal reports a 1.6 MW net increase of capacity at its Raft River geothermal power plant in Idaho/ U.S. following the addition of a new production well.

In a release today, U.S. Geothermal Inc. provided an update on its Raft River project in Idaho and a grant received for its El Ceibillo project in Guatemela.

The addition of a new production well (RRG-5) and an upgraded injection pump during 2017 have resulted in a total annual average increase of 1.6 net MW of generation at Raft River.  The upgraded injection pump was installed in August, after which the flow rate from RRG-5 was increased and additional flow from rebalancing the wellfield was realized.   This increased generation is captured under both our current power purchase agreement and REC contracts, and is expected to provide an estimated $1 million dollar increase in revenue for 2018.

Further improvements to the plant and wellfield are being analyzed and will be considered in the future.

Source: Company release by email