Ormat announced that its Mammoth Pacific, LP geothermal facilities were selected to receive an award from the California Department of Conservation. This is the fourth consecutive year the facility has received this award for its outstanding record of environmental protection, resource management, and safety.Sparks, Nevada – April 16, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] “Mammoth Pacific consistently exceeds our strict standards, and it serves as a model for others in the industry,” said Elizabeth Johnson, Geothermal District Engineer for the California Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources. “We present this award in recognition of Mammoth Pacific’s outstanding commitment to environmental stewardship, resource management, and safe operations,” continued Johnson, who personally inspects the facilities throughout the year as a part of her regulatory duties. This award follows closely Mammoth Pacific’s receipt of the prestigious “Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for 2003”. Honored by California Governor Schwarzenegger and other Cabinet officials in Sacramento in December, where the Facility was recognized for its use of innovative technologies to improve environmental quality and protect public health and safety. “These environmental and safety awards are a tribute to our employees at Mammoth Pacific, who have developed an industry-wide reputation for being innovative while also protecting the environment,” said Lucien Bronicki, Chairman of ORMAT, whose subsidiary operates the facilities, and acquired the project in 2003. “ORMAT has always taken health, safety and environmental protection very seriously. We are proud that Mammoth Pacific is part of our growing geothermal family, and value this recognition of the efforts of the team lead by Bob Sullivan,” continued Bronicki. Located in Mono County, California, Mammoth Pacific, LP generates up to 40 MW of renewable, environmentally sound electricity sufficient for the needs of some 30 000 homes. The facilities help reduce our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels and play an important role in the local economy.