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Neal Hot Springs Phase 1

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State:
  • OR
County: Malheur
Type of Resource:
  • Geothermal
Operating Status:
  • Operating
Project Stage: Operating
Capacity: 22 MW
Developers: US Geothermal
Year: 2012
Month: November
Number of Turbines: 3
Partners: Idaho Power; Enbridge; DOE
Locale:

in SE Oregon about 25 miles west of Ontario, OR and 12 miles NW of Vail, OR.

BPA: N
Description:

Exploratory well drilling begun in Spring 2008. 22 MW online in November 2012. Idaho Power contract for 25 years includes RECs. Under the terms of the project power purchase agreement, electricity generated by the three-module power plant will now be sold to Idaho Power Company at the rate of $96.00 per megawatt-hour for the remainder of 2012 and at the rate of $99.00 per megawatt-hour for the power produced during 2013. With three modules operating at full capacity the project is expected to generate between 165,000 to 185,000 megawatt-hours of electricity each year.

http://www.usgeothermal.com/NewsReleases/NR%2011-19-2012.pdf

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