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Enel Green Power starts construction of 25 MW Cove Fort plant

Highway at Cove Fort historic site in Utah, U.S. (source: flickr/ CountyLemonade, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 9 May 2012

Enel Green Power has started construction at its 26 MW Cove Fort geothermal power plant in Southern Utah with an expected start of operation by the end of 2013.

Reported yesterday, the North American subsidiary of Italian listed Enel Green Power has started construction of its planned 25 MW geothermal power plant at Cove Fort in Utah.

It is expected that the plant will start operate by the end of 2013 and will have cost approximately $126 million. The project has secured a 20-year power purchase agreement with local utility.

“We are pleased to begin another major geothermal project in the US, an industry in which EGP is already a strong player in that country, with two innovative systems using binary technology in Nevada, one of which, Stillwater, is also paired with a photovoltaic system, the first of its kind in the world,” said Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel Green Power (EGP). “Cove Fort will contribute its capacity to Enel Green Power’s existing net installed geothermal capacity in the US, currently amounting to 47MW.”

Source: Enel Green Power Release