Drilling for Geothermal Plants in Nevada Yields Results

Vancouver, British Columbia [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Nevada Geothermal Power (NGP) has initiated development drilling at Blue Mountain Nevada. Production test data from the wells will be used to complete a feasibility study for an initial 30 MW geothermal power plant, initially calling for four 13-inch diameter production wells [that] will be drilled to 4000 feet (1200 meters) into the moderate temperature 148-165 degrees C (300-330 degrees F) geothermal resource intersected in previous test holes. Permits have been obtained and drill pads are under construction. NGP expects to complete initial development drilling over the next six months. At least one well will be extended to 6500 feet (2000 meters) to explore for a much hotter, 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) geothermal reservoir at depth. A super heated resource is predicted from the chemistry of shallow geothermal fluid samples obtained from in-flow tests at DB-2. The high temperature resource, if confirmed, would have higher potential power output (i.e., greater than 100 MW).

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