Announced today, a group of companies aiming to build a 10 MW geothermal plant in the Lower Klamath Lake National Wildlife Refuge announced that they have won a $1.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Entiv Organic Energy and Technip are working together on building the power plant, expected to be a binary plant utilizing Kalex technology. The overall cost to erect the plant is expected to be around $40 million.
Last week, Klamath Basin GeoPower finalized the work on the drill pad and now expects to start drilling.
By the time the first well is drilled the company will have invested more than $6 million in the project. The goal is to have five production wells drilled in 2013.
Entiv and Technip – so local news- are also seeking permits for another 10 MW project in the north of the refuge. Both projects are scheduled to come online by the end of 2013, adding to the portfolio of geothermal plants in the state of Oregon after the Neal Hot Springs plant started operations earlier this year.