Faulkner 1 Geothermal Power Plant Goes Live

Nevada Geothermal Power's Blue Mountain Faulkner 1 power plant
Blue Mountain Faulkner 1, complete and online.

Nevada Geothermal Power held the official dedication ceremony for their 49.5 MW Blue Mountain ‘Faulkner 1’ Geothermal Power Plant on October 22, 2009. The plant has now been operating for approximately five weeks. NGP was pleased to celebrate the significant achievement with nearly 200 government officials, stakeholders, employees, friends and family. The ceremony included speeches, the official ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the completed power plant.

At the event, NGP was also presented with certificates from various government offices including a Certificate of Achievement from Governor Jim Gibbons, presented by Deputy Chief of Staff, Lynn Hettrick, a Letter of Support from Senator Harry Reid, read by Matthew Tuma, the Regional Representative, a Senatorial Certificate of Congratulations from Senator John Ensign, presented by Rural Director, Kevin Kirkeby and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Dean Heller, presented by District Representative, Ryan Cherry.

“This a very exciting and celebratory time for NGP,” said Brian Fairbank, President and Chief Executive Officer. “With this substantial milestone, we will now focus on an aggressive development program of building out Blue Mountain and our other three projects — Pumpernickel, Crump Geyser and Black Warrior.”

Nevada Geothermal Power is an emerging renewable energy developer focused on producing clean, efficient and sustainable geothermal electric power from high temperature geothermal resources, in the United States. NGP currently owns a 100% leasehold interest in four properties: Blue Mountain, Pumpernickel, Black Warrior, all of which are ideally situated in Nevada and Crump Geyser in Oregon. These properties are at different levels of exploration and development. NGP estimates a potential of over 200 MW from the current leaseholds.

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