Southern Nevada Water Authority planning geothermal plant
Southern Nevada Water Authority moving ahead on geothermal plant that could power a planned water pipeline.
Reported from Nevada, “The Southern Nevada Water Authority is moving ahead with plans to build a geothermal plant for a planned pipeline that would send water from eastern Nevada to the Las Vegas area.
The water authority on May 11 purchased a lease on 4,473 acres south of Ely from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for about $9,000. The land the agency is leasing hasn’t been thoroughly evaluated for its geothermal potential, which is why the lease price was low _ just $2 an acre.
Moving the water will take a huge amount of electricity, which the agency doesn’t have. The pipeline faces hurdles that could take years to resolve.
The authority’s water rights for the project from the state are in jeopardy after a Nevada Supreme Court ruling that found the applications had expired before they were granted.”
Source: Las Vegas Sun