Company seeks approval to build geothermal plant |

Company seeks approval to build geothermal plant

FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) – An Oregon-based company is seeking approval to build a geothermal plant about 10 miles east of Fernley.

Vulcan Power Co. has applied with the Public Utilities Commission for permits to build a plant with six turbine generators capable of producing 60 megawatts of electric power.

Vulcan also needs permits to build just over six miles of transmission lines to an existing power substation.

The Patua plant would be located within 30 miles of five existing geothermal plants in Churchill and Lyon counties.

Plans call for geothermal water to be injected back into the ground after running through generators.

The company hopes to have the plant in operation by 2012.

No hearing has yet been scheduled on the company’s request.


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