Nevada Geothermal Power announces new output record at Blue Mountain

Alexander Richter 14 Mar 2010

Nevada Geothermal Power announces new output record at its Blue Mountain Faulkner 1 geothermal power plant in Nevada. The plant is now producing at 34.5 MW net.

In a release by the company, “Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (NGP) announces that work to replace the damaged power cable systems at the Faulkner 1 plant has enabled all three turbine generator units to be placed into operation and for the Company to re-establish commercial power production. For the past five days, the Faulkner 1 geothermal plant has been producing at 34.5 MW (Net).

New deep injection capacity, resulting from the connection of well 55-15 into plant operations, has improved reservoir pressure support and enabled plant output to be increased accordingly. Output is expected to increase further as additional wells under development are brought on line.

“We believe we have the plant shut down and cable repairs well under control,” said Brian Fairbank, President & CEO. “It has been a challenging time for the company, but we can now focus our attention on proceeding with our resource development work and our goal to increase plant output to 45 megawatts net.”

Source: Company release via Business Wire