Oops, we made an error last week. Meanwhile GDC in Kenya invites bids for Menengai, and a meeting will look in to geothermal in Modoc Country, California.
Correction to Last Week’s “Phase Two of Ball State Geothermal System Approved”
Last week’s GEA newsletter mistakenly placed Ball State University in Idaho; it is in Indiana. We apologize for the error. The Idaho Geological Survey representative who noticed the error added that Indiana’s newly allotted $30 million for phase two of BSU’s geothermal system is “great Indiana state support for the university and geothermal energy use.” Ball State University’s project to create a geothermal system is the largest of its kind in the nation.
GDC Calls Investors for 90 MW Geothermal Plants
Via Gdc.co.ke — GDC has invited three bids from eligible firms for the supply and installation of three geothermal modular power plants at the Menengai Geothermal Project. Each plant will be 30 MW and are expected to be completed by the end of 2014. The successful firms will finance, design, procure/manufacture, install, construct and test the plants. They will also be required to commission, operate and maintain the plant on a 25-year Build Own Operate (BOO) basis at the Menengai field. The 90 MW will be part of the larger 400 MW phase 1 Menengai Project Development, scheduled for commissioning by 2016/2017. The interim injection of the 90 MW to the grid will offer a reprieve to the consumer who has had to make do with unstable and expensive power supply.
The tender is closing on September 16, 2013 at 14:00 hours. GDC contacts: Head Office, Taj Tower 9th floor, Upper Hill, P.O. Box 100746 – 00101 Nairobi, Kenya. Pilot line: Tel: +254 719 036 000; e-mail address:firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Meeting in Modoc County, California (Aug. 17)
An article on Heraldandnews.com focuses on geothermal potential in Modoc Country, California. “Modoc County has been of interest to the geothermal industry for quite some time, attracting researchers from a number of geothermal companies, government agencies and universities,” William Glassley, executive director of the California Geothermal Energy Collaborative (CGEC) at UC Davis, is quoted. Institutions studying the area have included the U.S. Geological Survey, Stanford University and other private and public organizations. CGEC will conduct a public meeting to discuss geothermal in the area from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Alturas City Hall.