Lakeview, Oregon Brings Geothermal Plant Online

Dec 23, 2013

The town of Lakeview is putting the finishing touches on its new geothermal heating system. As Oregon Public Broadcasting's David Nogueras reports, the system is being used to heat the town's four schools as well as its hospital.

At 185 degrees Fahrenheit, the water coming out the geothermal well is scalding hot.
Both the school system and the hospital had to retrofit their old systems to draw the heat off that water before it’s circulated back into the well.

A renewable energy consultant and the Oregon Institute of Technology have come up with an unusual financing plan for an even more unusual power plant idea.

Malheur County Geothermal Plant Exceeding Expectations

Mar 5, 2013

Operators of a geothermal power plant in Malheur County say that facility is producing more electricity than originally anticipated.

Dept. of Energy

The Northwest's second geothermal power plant has entered service. A Boise-based company called U.S. Geothermal built the project at Neal Hot Springs, near the small town of Vale in eastern Oregon.

United States Department of Energy

RICHLAND, Wash. – A new report says the geothermal industry is steadily growing. projects are planned throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Although renewable energy development faces uncertainties with production tax credit extensions, the Geothermal Energy Association says its industry is expanding. A new report found about 150 projects in the works in the western United States.