Enel inaugurates Stillwater hybrid solar and geothermal power plant
Enel Green Power inaugurated its Stillwater hybrid solar and geothermal power plant in Nevada at a ceremony with the North American head of Enel and the Governor for the state. The plant is the world's first combined solar-geothermal power plant.
Last week, Enel Green Power inaugurated its solar-geothermal plant at Stillwater, Nevada. It is the world’s first plant of this kind.
The head of Enel Green Power North America, Francesco Venturini and Governor Brian Sandoval were present at the inauguration ceremony at the plant and praised the plant for its unique combination of two renewable energy sources for power generation.
The combined plant has an installed capacity of 26 MW. At the ceremony Venturini said: “The integration of the two technologies brings significant benefits such as increasing production when thermal efficiency of he geothermal unit is lowest; more delivery during peak hours, enabling a more load-following production profile; cost savings due to shared infrastructure including transmission interconnection, and less environmental footprint per unit of renewable energy produce and delivered.”
He further praised the local utility NV Energy, the community and how Churchill County has backed the completion. The support of Senator Harry Reid also was very welcome along the way.
Source and further details about the plant: Lahonton Valley News