McGinness Hills is a 162MW geothermal power project. It is located in Nevada, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 2012. Buy the profile here.


The project is developed and owned by Ormat Technologies. The company has a stake of 100%.

The geothermal plant is of binary type. The geothermal site has in total 28 number of wells. Out of this 20 are production wells and remaining 8 are injection wells. McGinness Hills runs at a temperature of 169 Degree Celsius.

Development status

The project got commissioned in June 2012.

Power purchase agreement

NV Energy and Southern California Public Power Authority are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors involved

McGinness Hills (McGinness Hills Phase III) is equipped with Ormat Technologies turbines.

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About Ormat Technologies

Ormat Technologies Inc (Ormat) is a provider of renewable power and energy solutions with focus on geothermal and recovered energy generation. The company designs, develops, builds, owns, operates and stores power generation plants. It manufactures, distributes and sells products to generate geothermal electricity. The company also designs, manufacture and sells power units that generate electricity from recovered energy or waste heat. Ormat offers geothermal power generation equipment, completion of power plants on turnkey basis for developers, utilities and industrial customers. It sells electricity through long-term purchase agreements. The company has its operations in Latin America, Asia, East Africa and Europe. Ormat is headquartered in Reno, Nevada, the US.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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