IID Board Approves Interconnect for 16 MW of Geothermal

The Imperial Irrigation District (IID) Board of Directors unanimously approved a generator interconnection agreement between IID and Ormat Nevada, Inc. for the Heber South geothermal facility.

As part of the agreement IID will receive revenues in exchange for providing transmission services to Ormat’s Heber South unit. The unit is expected to come online in April and will generate 16 megawatts (MW) of energy.

“With the onset of renewable portfolio mandates, more and more energy providers are looking to the Imperial Valley as a key resource for clean renewable energy,” said IID Energy assistant manager Juan Carlos Sandoval.  “And we’re in a position to deliver — IID owns and maintains a 1600-mile, strategically located transmission system that can transport these renewables to markets in the north, south, east and west.”

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