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Paisley Geothermal Project

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State:
  • OR
County: Lake
Type of Resource:
  • Geothermal
Operating Status:
  • Operating
Project Stage: Operating
Capacity: 3.1 MW
Developers: Surprise Valley Electric
Year: 2015
Month: October
Partners: Sustainable Engineering
Locale:

Located in Paisley, Oregon in Lake County.

BPA: N
Description:

The Surprise Valley Electric Paisley Geothermal binary power plant was fully commissioned in October 2015 and consists of three wells (two production and one injection) and has a capacity of 3.1 MWe gross (2.4 MWe net). Along the way, the utility received two major financial incentives. The U.S. Department of Energy is providing $2 million in American Recovery Act grant funds and the Oregon Department of Energy has approved the project for a business energy tax credit for a value of up to $5 million. The project also was approved to convert a Cooperative Finance Corporation loan to clean renewable energy bonds in the range of 1.25 percent. These funding sources have been invaluable to making this project a reality.

Location, and other details, confirmed from a paper submitted to World Geothermal Congress 2015 by Lynn Culp at Surprise Valley Electric (among others) entitled "Small Scale Geothermal Development - An Example of Cooperation Between Land Owner and Electric Cooperative".

http://www.surprisevalleyelectric.org/paisley_geothermal/
http://www.surprisevalleyelectric.org/_uploads/geothermal-april2013.pdf
http://geoheat.oit.edu/bulletin/bull30-3/art5.pdf

Location from Lake County Development presentation.

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