Geothermal

45 MW Tikitere Geothermal Power Project in New Zealand

Steaming Falls near Tikitere, Rotorua, New Zealand. (cc) Colin Cookman Ormat Technologies has entered into a Build, Operate and Transfer Agreement (BOT Agreement) with Tikitere Geothermal Power Limited (TGL) to explore, develop, supply, construct, own,…


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Striking Geothermal Steam in Menengai, Kenya

The Menengai Geothermal Field in Kenya has a potential of 1,600 megawatts. GDC Kenya’s state-owned Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has struck steam in the Menengai volcanic caldera in Kenya. The company said the first well…



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Geothermal Installed Capacity Forecast to Rise Sharply

Geothermal installed capacity is forecast to rise sharply in the next five years. (cc) Simon According to the new market research report ‘Global Geothermal Power and Heat Pump Market Outlook: (2010-2015)’, published by MarketsandMarkets, global…




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US DOE Funds Geothermal Development

US Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced $20 million to research, develop, and demonstrate cutting-edge geothermal technologies that could reduce U.S. demand for fossil fuels, significantly cut carbon pollution, and create new jobs…



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GeoSmart’s New Drill Rig a First in Geothermal Drilling

GeoSmart’s new DeltaBase 95GT geothermal drill rig GeoSmart Energy continues to push the envelope on providing cost-effective, energy efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling solutions with its recent acquisition of the most advanced geothermal…


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Expanding Kenya’s Geothermal Power Potential

Phase I of the Olkaria III geothermal power plant in Naivasha, Kenya. The Olkaria III geothermal power plant in Naivasha, Kenya first began delivering power to the East African nation in August 2000. At that…


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Faulkner 1 Geothermal Power Plant Ready To Expand

Blue Mountain Faulkner 1 geothermal power plant. Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. has successfully completed two new deep injection wells that, when connected, the Company believes will enable the Faulkner 1 plant to operate at approximately…