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Senator Reid visits Nevada Geothermal Power’s Blue Mountain plant

Blue Mountain, Faulkner-1 geothermal power plant, Nevada (source: Nevada Geothermal Power)
Alexander Richter 18 Apr 2010

U.S. Senate majority leader Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, visited the Nevada Geothermal Power plant at Blue Mountain in Nevada.

In a release by the company, “Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. announced the recent visit of The Honorable Senator Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, to NGP’s Blue Mountain geothermal plant. The Senator, a strong advocate of the geothermal industry in Nevada, toured the 49.5 megawatt, Faulkner 1 facility with Max Walenciak, NGP’s Vice President of Operations and Development. During the visit, NGP presented Senator Reid with a letter expressing the company’s appreciation and commending the Senator’s consistent and sustained support of the geothermal industry.

“One of the reasons I worked so hard to pass the Recovery Act is because of companies like NGP and its Blue Mountain geothermal plant. This project is exactly the type of initiative we need to ensure Nevada creates good-paying jobs and moves our economy forward. With so many natural resources like wind, solar and geothermal, Nevada is poised to lead the nation in clean energy jobs and development,” said Reid.

“We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to host Senator Reid at our Blue Mountain geothermal plant,” stated Brian Fairbank, NGP’s President and CEO. “Mr. Reid has been a leader in supporting the development of the geothermal industry in Nevada. The Senator’s decision to visit our Blue Mountain facility is a testament of the success that can be achieved when supportive government policy intersects with private enterprise. In this manner, we can continue to make steady progress towards a cleaner energy future for the United States and greater energy independence.”

Source: Nevada Geothermal Power release