Engineering firm POWER Engineers reaches 1,000 MW geothermal threshold

Engineering firm POWER Engineers reaches 1,000 MW geothermal threshold Kizildere geothermal power plant by Zorlu Enerji, Turkey (source: Zorlu Enerji)
Alexander Richter 18 Oct 2017

Congratulations to Idaho-based POWER Engineers for having now participated in the design of more than 1,000 MW of geothermal power generation capacity around the world.

Hailey, Idaho based POWER Engineers Incorporated announces having now provided detailed design on more than 1,000 MW, or 1 GW, of installed geothermal capacity. This major milestone was reached after Zorlu Enerji in Turkey brought the 99.5 MW Kizildere 3-Unit 1 triple-flash geothermal power plant online earlier this year. We reported on this plant earlier.

POWEREngineers_1GW“Reaching one GW is a huge milestone for us,” said Kevin Wallace, Director of Geothermal Projects for POWER Engineers. “Geothermal plants tend to average around 30-50 MW. So getting to 1,000 MW takes time and dedication.”

Kizildere 3-Unit 1 also ushers Turkey into the 1 GW Country Club, of which there are currently three other country members: the United States, the Philippines and Indonesia. Companies like Zorlu Enerji and Güris Holding have led the way in making Turkey a world leader in installed geothermal power generation and POWER has been pleased to provide engineering support and design to those companies.

“Our design team is the industry’s best,” said Tim Dunford, Project Engineer on geothermal projects for POWER Engineers. “Everyone works very well together and we have great field support.”

Combined, POWER’s geothermal team has worked on projects all over the world including Nicaragua, Mexico, Kenya, Costa Rica, Iceland, Indonesia, Turkey, the Philippines and the United States. For nearly three decades, POWER’s team of experts has provided feasibility assessments, design engineering and field engineering to some of the world’s leading geothermal project developers and operators.

POWER Engineers is a global consulting engineering firm specializing in the delivery of integrated solutions for energy, food and beverage, facilities, communications, environmental and federal markets. POWER Engineers offers complete multi-discipline engineering, architectural and program management services.

Founded in 1976, it is an employee-owned company with more than 2,300 employees and over 40 offices throughout the United States and abroad. More information: visit

ThinkGeoEnergy congratulates POWER Engineers to this big achievement and thanks for the continuing support.

Source: Company release