Neal Hot Spring plant in Oregon delivering 23 MW of power

Neal Hot Springs project site, Oregon (source: U.S. Geothermal)
Alexander Richter 13 Dec 2012

U.S. Geothermal Inc. reports its Neal Hot Springs geothermal power plant near Vale, Oregon is currently delivering 23 MW net to its customer Idaho Power Company.

In a release today, U.S. Geothermal Inc. (TSX:GTH) reports that the three module plant of the company’s Neal Hot Springs project located near Vale, Oregon. is operating and currently delivering 23.0 net to its customer, Idaho Power Company, with the following status of each module unit:

  • Unit 1 is currently online and operational with gross generation of 11.0 MW;
  • Unit 2 is also online and operational with gross generation of 10.4 MW; and,
  • Unit 3 currently online and was recently synchronized to the grid. Gross generation from Unit 3 is 8.7 MW operating in sub critical mode.

The three modules are still undergoing various mechanical and control system adjustments, tests and modifications to meet overall design criteria. The project contractor is expected to complete work during the first quarter of 2013.”

Source: Company release via Yahoo