Enel to receive US$ 62 million stimulus funding for Stillwater and Salt Wells

Alexander Richter 29 Sep 2009

Enel Green Power recieves federal funding of US$ 62 million through the stimulus package for its Stillwater and Salt Wells geothermal plants in Fallon, Nevada.

Reported from the U.S., “Enel Green Power’s Stillwater and Salt Wells geothermal plants in Fallon, Nevada have been awarded $61.52 million in funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s 1603 Program aimed at creating jobs and helping expand the development of clean, renewable domestic energy.

More than 300 people were employed during the construction of Stillwater and Salt Wells. The plants also contribute to Churchill County not only in terms of energy generation from renewables, but also economically, Enel said.

According to the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, the pair will have a positive impact on the area of over $4 million and will create 25 permanent jobs for the next 30 years. Additionally, the two plants, claimed to be the largest in the world of their kind, were fully built up by using components produced in the US.

The entry of Stillwater and Salt Wells into service quadruples the amount of electricity generated from geothermal resources by Enel Green Power in the US, thus making a significant contribution to achieving Nevada’s goal of generating 20% of its electricity from renewables by 2015.”

Details about both plants can be found in a press statement by Enel Green Power of June 2009.

Source: iStockAnalyst