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U.S. Geothermal looking into Oregon hot springs for development

Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 10 Mar 2009

U.S. Geothermal is now "looking at some Oregon hot springs as a possible source of geothermal energy for power generation.

Reported by AP, U.S. Geothermal is now “looking at some Oregon hot springs as a possible source of geothermal energy for power generation.

The Argus Observer newspaper in Ontario says that U.S. Geothermal of Boise, Idaho, is weighing the potential of Neal Springs upstream from Bully Creek Reservoir in Eastern Oregon. The project could funnel much-needed cash into Malheur County while providing a clean and renewable source of energy.

U.S. Geothermal proposes to pump 300-degree water out of the ground to run turbines that generate electricity before injecting cooler water back into the ground to be reheated. The proposed geothermal plant would provide 10 to 12 jobs.

Source: KTVZ Oregon