A new tourist attraction in California will open today, to highlight renewable energy.
SAN JOSE, California, US, 2001-05-11 <SolarAccess.com> Calpine will open its Geothermal Visitor Center in Lake County and offer tours in air-conditioned mini-buses to an operating power plant at The Geysers, the world’s largest geothermal energy project. Calpine Family Day will be held tomorrow by invitation only. Confirmed speakers at the grand opening ceremony include chairman, CEO and president Pete Cartright, Lynn Woolsey and Mike Thompson of the U.S. House of Representatives, state senator Virginia Strom-Martin, commissioner Robert Pernell of the California Energy Commission, Karl Gawell of the Geothermal Energy Association and John Lund of the Geothermal Resources Council. The facility is located north of the famous Napa Valley wine country, a two hour drive from San Francisco.