March 8, 2014
The U-S Navy is getting into some hot water at the Fallon naval air station.
The Navy and Ormat Technologies have announced a 50-year
contract to further develop geothermal energy on Naval Air Station
The first step would be the construction of an estimated
30-megawatt geothermal power plant near the base's southeast
border. A 30-megawatt plant would provide enough power for
According to Ormat's contract with the Navy, the Sparks-based
company has seven years to build the geothermal hub. Ormat Nevada
Vice President Dan Schochet says the facility likely would be on
line within three to four years.
Any output from the plant will be sold through a long-term power
purchase agreement to Sierra Pacific Power Company.