in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Ormat Technologies has announced a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for the Wild Rose geothermal power plant, located in Mineral County, Nev.

When the 16 MW Wild Rose project comes online at the end of this year, Ormat will sell the power to SCPPA at $99/MWh, and the SCPPA will resell the power to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and Burbank Water and Power (BWP).

Electricity from Wild Rose geothermal power plant will be transmitted to LADWP and BWP through NV Energy's 500 kV One Nevada Transmission Line, which is also expected to be operational by year-end.

"Given the location of the Wild Rose geothermal plant and the way it will interconnect with the transmission system, the power could ultimately serve as a replacement for coal power LADWP receives from the Intermountain Power Plant in Utah," explains Aram Benyamin, senior assistant general manager of power at LADWP. "So when you think about strategy, this could really open up the northern Nevada geothermal area and help us achieve our goal to stop using coal by 2025 and allow better integration of renewable resources in our portfolio."





Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

Duke Energy Commits $500M To Major Solar Expansion In N.C.

The utility company says the investment will help further diversify its portfolio, as well as increase solar power for its North Carolina customers by 60%.


Sensus Issues Refund To SaskPower After Smart Meter Woes

As SaskPower continues to swap out its Sensus units following several meter failures, the two companies have reached an agreement in order for the utility to recover costs.


The Smart Utility's Guide To Choosing A Smart Meter

Electricity providers across North America are taking on grid modernization. This article outlines the myriad factors a utility should consider in order to select the best-possible smart meter.


DOE Report: U.S. Wind Power Prices Reach All-Time Low

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), wind power continues to play a larger role in the U.S.' energy mix and is the cheapest it has ever been in the country.


Survey Reveals What U.S. Consumers Expect From Their Utilities

GE's new survey measures Americans' views on the state and future of the grid, as well as how much extra consumers would be willing to pay for better power reliability.

S&C Electric_id176
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
edf_id180
Future Energy_id187