Geothermal energy

3:15 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Northwest's second geothermal power plant enters service

Geothermal energy plant at The Geysers near Santa Rosa, California. Photo by Dept. of Energy

Originally published on Mon November 19, 2012 2:48 pm

The Northwest's second geothermal power plant has entered service. A Boise-based company called U.S. Geothermal built the project at Neal Hot Springs, near the small town of Vale in eastern Oregon.

The company's CEO Daniel Kunz says a good renewable energy resource and nearby transmission lines made Neal Hot Springs attractive for geothermal power generation.

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