GEA honors awarded to Stillwater Hybrid plant

The Stillwater Hybrid facility, which generates power from geothermal and solar sources, is an example of the future of Nevada power.

The Stillwater Hybrid facility, which generates power from geothermal and solar sources, is an example of the future of Nevada power.

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) has announced the winners of their GEA Honors 2016.

This year, Enel Green Power North America, Inc.’s (EGP-NA) Stillwater Hybrid plant has been recognized with the “Environmental Stewardship” award. The “Environmental Stewardship” award honors projects that foster outstanding environmental stewardship through the use of geothermal systems. This is the fifth time that the Stillwater hybrid facility received a GEA Honors Award.

The Stillwater facility is 15 miles northeast of Fallon.

This award recognizes the Stillwater Hybrid plant for its innovative solar PV, solar thermal and geothermal tri-hybrid solution that improves plant efficiency and captures a greater portion of the renewable resource than would be possible with individual clean energy technologies alone. Stillwater is the first renewable energy plant to combine the continuous generating capacity of medium enthalpy, binary cycle geothermal power (33.1 MW) with solar photovoltaic (26.4 MW) and solar thermal (2 MW). The combination of these technologies creates less environmental footprint per unit of renewable energy produced and delivered, and provides enough power to meet the energy needs of 15,000 U.S. households.

The Stillwater Hybrid plant has been at the forefront of alternative energy since it opened in 2009.

First renewable energy plant to combine the continuous generating capacity of medium enthalpy, binary cycle geothermal power (33.1 MW) with solar photovoltaic (26.4 MW) and solar thermal (2 MW).

Combination of these technologies creates less environmental footprint per unit of renewable energy produced and delivered.

Provides enough power to meet the energy needs of 15,000 U.S. Households.

By combining three renewable sources at one location, fully capitalize on already installed assets, creating a more efficient and productive overall plant, ultimately increasing the overall output at Stillwater by 3.6 percent compared with production from geothermal only .

First time empirical data from a commercial hybrid plant that validates a theoretical hybrid model

Fifth time that the Stillwater hybrid facility received a GEA Honors Award.

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