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The Raft River Geothermal Project, Southern Idaho, USA

Construction began

June 2006

Construction completed

January 2008

Start of operation

January 2008

Output

Unit 1 is 10MW (up to 36MW planned, 110MW maximum)

Plant type

Geothermal

Location

Southern Idaho

Plant owner

US Geothermal

Main contractor

Ormat Nevada supplied major pumps, electrical components and other equipment

Geothermal estimates

GeothermEx Inc.

Power line

Raft River Rural Electric Coop

Power purchaser

Idaho Power Company

Turbines

Rankine cycle, binary-cycle power plant

Fuel

Geothermal energy, 150°C hot water at depths between 1,500 to 2,000m

Other equipment

Control room, control centre, switchgear, cooling tower, demisters, transformers, conductors

Electrical transmission

138kV Transmission Line
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