California PPAs and Colorado’s Aspen project

In California, Imperial Irrigation District contracts for power from the Heber 1 geothermal plant. In Colorado, Aspen’s geothermal heating project moves forward.

California: Imperial Irrigation District Approves Heber 1 Contract
Colorado: Aspen Moves to Testing Phase 

California: Imperial Irrigation District Approves Heber 1 Contract
IID’s Board of Directors approved an agreement to get geothermal power from the Heber 1 plant in an agreement worth $7.4 million that spans December 2015 to December 2025.  IID confirmed the approval by email to GEA.  “Staff has successfully negotiated with SCPPA a 10-yera power sales agreement for a portion of the Heber 1 geothermal energy project,” according to the June 25 Board Agenda Memorandum.

IID has also secured agreements with the Hudson Ranch geothermal plant, as the Imperial Irrigation District shows geothermal is a key part of its plans to increase its renewable energy portfolio.  See also Ivpressonline.com and Ormat.com

At the GEA's June 2013 National Geothermal Summit, Carl Stills, Interim Energy Manager, Imperial Irrigation District, presented a new initiative that would couple geothermal power expansion of up to 1,000 MW, while helping to resolve the environmental problems of the Salton Sea
At the GEA’s June 2013 National Geothermal Summit, Carl Stills, Interim Energy Manager, Imperial Irrigation District, presented a new initiative that would couple geothermal power expansion of up to 1,000 MW, while helping to resolve the environmental problems of the Salton Sea.

Colorado: Aspen Moves to Testing Phase 
Those involved in Aspen, Colorado’s two-year-long geothermal drilling project to test the potential for geothermal heating or an electricity-producing system are finishing up drilling and will soon be moving on to the next steps of the plan. Drillers had reached depths of 1,400 ft last week, and with a maximum depth of 1,500, was expected to be completed soon after.  The news is welcome to local residents, as the project had encountered difficulties that necessitated drilling past initial deadlines.  The city will next begin a testing the water temperatures, a process expected to take one year. Aspentimes.com

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