US Geothermal reports completion of 22 MW Neal Hot Spring plant

US Geothermal reports completion of 22 MW Neal Hot Spring plant Neal Hot Springs project site, Oregon - Fall 2012 (source: U.S. Geothermal)
Alexander Richter 2 Jul 2013

U.S. Geothermal Inc. and its fully owned subsidiary USG Oregon have accepted the facility substantial completion certificate for the 22 MW Neal Hot Springs Project in Oregon, U.S. The plant was provided by TAS Energy.

In a release today, developer U.S. Geothermal Inc. announced “that USG Oregon LLC, has accepted the Facility Substantial Completion certificate for the 22 megawatt Neal Hot Springs Project.

The certificate of Substantial Completion was received from TAS Energy, Inc. on June 17 and approval was granted by USG Oregon on June 27. Under an Equipment Supply Agreement, TAS Energy provided three innovative, high efficiency modular energy systems that generate approximately 22 MW (net) of power, which is being sold to Idaho Power under a long term sales agreement. Achieving Substantial Completion required, among other things, passing an integral 7 day reliability test. The reliability test required all three modules to operate continuously for 7 days while generating a minimum of 97% of the designed power output.

“We are very excited to have completed this significant milestone. Since initially synchronizing these units to the grid in the 4th Quarter 2012, there has been a tremendous amount of work associated with optimizing the plant performance by the teams from TAS Energy and U.S. Geothermal, and their efforts are very much recognized and appreciated.”, said Dennis Gilles, CEO of US Geothermal.

“Collaborating with the US Geothermal team in bringing our innovative ORC technology to the geothermal industry has been a rewarding experience for the TAS Energy team and we are equally excited that our customer has achieved this important milestone.”, said JT Grumski, CEO of TAS Energy.”

Source: Company release via MarketWatch