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Friday, June 29, 2012

Oregon's first geothermal plant near Vale is set to start generating electricity this summer.

Presenting an update to the Malheur County Court, Wednesday, Scott Nichols, environmental and land manager for U.S. Geothermal, said the company plans to start the first unit July 6, followed by the second unit in late July, and the third will come online in August or September.

Nichols said the three power plant modules will use the hot water — 290 to 300 degrees — which will turn refrigerant into vapor, turn a turbine and run a generator. The power plant is projected to produce an estimated 22-megawatts of net power, which would be enough electricity for 22,000 homes.

Read more at The Argus Observer.

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