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  • Success with Enhanced Geothermal Systems Changing the Future of Geothermal Power in the U.S.

    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA), the U.S. Department of Energy and GeothermEx successfully produced 1.7 additional megawatts from an Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) project inside an existing wellfield in the U.S. This is the first EGS project to be connected to the electricity grid. Using innovative subsurface ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

  • Research and Markets: Geothermal Power Market Forecast 2020 - Global Geothermal Growth

    Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/89hrtn/geothermal_power_m) has announced the addition of the "Geothermal Power Market Forecast 2020- Global Geothermal Growth" report to ...


  • The power within – geothermal energy comes of age

    Next week hundreds of energy experts from around the world will gather in Vancouver to discuss one of the least understood, but potentially the most powerful forms of clean energy. They will be attending the Third Annual Conference and Trade Show of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA). Geothermal means earth-heat. Its origins stem from the very formation of our planet, in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Study finds mines can work for geothermal power

    Is there light at the end of the tunnel for mine shafts slated for closure? Two Spanish engineers say there is, noting that they could be the sites for geothermal energy providing power to towns that need it. Writing in the journal Renewable Energy, the researchers describe the tool that enabled them to estimate the amount of heat a tunnel could potentially offer industry and households. The ...

  • United States to lead the world in geothermal power capacity

    The U.S. Department of Energy recently finalized a loan guarantee of up to $350 million for a geothermal power generation project in Nevada that will produce 113 megawatts of clean base load electricity from three geothermal facilities. Energy Secretary Steven Chu pointed to the project, sponsored by Ormat Nevada, Inc., as a signal that the United States will remain the global leader in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Geothermal project powers Western Australian University

    From an Article from The Australian written by Giles Parkinson, Perth-based company, Green Rock Energy will tap the hot hot water aquifers that deep beneath Perth to provide geothermal-powered air-conditioning to the University of Western Australia, it will be the first project of its kind. After securing the geothermal exploration project for the metropolitan area, Perth-based Green Rock has ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Ram Power, Corp. Completes Arrangement with Sierra Geothermal Power Corp.

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Sierra Geothermal Power Corp. ("Sierra") and Ram Power, Corp. (TSX: RPG) ("Ram Power") are pleased to announce that they have completed the previously announced plan of arrangement between Sierra and Ram Power under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) (the "Arrangement"). As a result of the Arrangement, Ram Power has acquired all of the issued and ...


    By Ram Power Corp.

  • Geothermal Energy Association Recognizes the National Geothermal Data System

    The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announced today the winners of their 2014 GEA Honors, which recognizes companies, projects, and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the geothermal industry. The winners were selected in categories including Technological Advancement, Economic Development and Environmental Stewardship. Now in its fourth year, GEA also provides ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Geothermal Awards Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), the world’s premier geothermal association, has announced awards honoring the best and brightest of the global geothermal energy community. These prestigious awards have been a highlight of the geothermal calendar since the late 1970's. The GRC will present its prestigious Aidlin, Pioneer, Henry J Ramey Jr., Ben Holt, and Special Achievement ...

  • One of the World`s Largest Geothermal Power Plants Commences Commercial Operation

    Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) and Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ORA) today announced that the first unit of the Sarulla geothermal power plant, one of the world's largest power plants, located in Indonesia's North Sumatra, has commenced commercial operation. The approximately 110 MW power plant, which combines flash and binary technologies to provide a high efficiency power plant and 100% ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

  • DOE announces geothermal research initiative

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces a new collaboration between the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) to demonstrate low temperature geothermal electrical power generation systems using oilfield fluids produced at the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC). ...

  • Geothermal: The dark horse of renewable energy

    Geothermal energy is clean, quiet, virtually inexhaustible and able meet the world's annual electricity and heating needs many times over with little impact on the climate or the environment. In many jurisdictions, geothermal energy is emerging as a reliable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels. This fourth article in the GLOBE-Net series on renewable energy discusses the dark horse of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Geothermal: the dark horse of renewable energy

    Geothermal energy is clean, quiet, virtually inexhaustible and able meet the world’s annual electricity and heating needs many times over with little impact on the climate or the environment. In many jurisdictions, geothermal energy is emerging as a reliable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels. This fourth article in the GLOBE-Net series on renewable energy discusses the dark horse of ...

  • Global Geothermal Power Generation Market Trends 2012-2016

    Analysts forecast the Global Geothermal Power Generation market to grow at a CAGR of 9.5% over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing consumption of renewable energy. The Global Geothermal Power Generation market has also been witnessing increasing investments in R&D. However, the huge capital investment needed to construct geothermal ...


  • Ormat Signs Agreement for North American Geothermal Power Plant Project

    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced today that Ormat Nevada Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, was selected to supply a $61.2 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract through a competitive bid process.  Under the expected EPC contract, which is currently under negotiation, Ormat will ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

  • Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. and Ormat Nevada Inc. to Develop the Crump Geyser Geothermal Area, Lake County Oregon

    VANCOUVER - Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (TSX.V: NGP, OTCBB: NGLPF) and Ormat Nevada Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ormat Technologies Inc. (–NYSE-ORA) are pleased to announce that they have signed a letter agreement under which they have agreed to jointly develop, construct, own and operate one or more geothermal power plants at the Crump Geyser Project Area located in Lake ...


  • Ormat announces commercial operation of Mcginness Hills Geothermal Power Plant

    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced today that its McGinness Hills geothermal power plant located in Lander County, Nevada met the requirements for commercial operation under the OFC 2 Senior Secured Notes. The 30-megawatt (net capacity) power plant has been in full operation since June 15, 2012, selling the renewable electricity to NV Energy under a 20-year power purchase agreement at ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

  • How to achieve at least a tenfold increase in supply of geothermal power and heat

    IEA ‘technology roadmap’ points to key policy actions needed to achieve significant growth of renewable energy resource A new report from the International Energy Agency<http://www.iea.org/index.asp> (IEA) shows how to achieve at least a tenfold increase in the global production of heat and electricity from geothermal energy – heat emitted ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • New York`s JFK First Airport to Install Geothermal Power

    NEW YORK, New York, October 1, 2007 (ENS) - For the first time, geothermal energy will be used power a building at a United States airport. A police facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport will be coverted to geothermal power to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the New York and New Jersey Port Authority Board of Commissioners has decided. The mechanical, heating, ...

  • Spaces Available at Yellowstone Geothermal Workshop

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is recommending early registration for the Yellowstone Geothermal Workshop from June 22-26. Some places are available which are sure to be filled by the deadline of June 12. This year’s GRCWorkshop will include a fieldtrip of the major geologic features of Yellowstone Park, the first national park in the world and the site of the greatest ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

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