Calpine Corporation is a major U.S. power company, capable of delivering nearly 24,000 MW of clean, cost-effective, reliable, and fuel-efficient electricity to customers and communities in 18 U.S. states . Calpine owns, leases, and operates low-carbon, natural gas-fired, and renewable geothermal power plants.
Calpine operates 19 geothermal power plants at The Geysers region of Northern California, which represents about 25% of California ’s green energy production. Currently more than 350 active production wells provide steam that is piped directly into turbines to generate electricity. Also, at The Geysers facility, 11 million gallons of treated wastewater from Santa Rosa are pumped daily for injection into the geothermal reservoir.
Calpine continues to develop geothermal projects, including a $200 million program launched in 2007 to enhance geothermal production at The Geysers by up to 80 MW. The company is also reviving Geyser operations by rebuilding eight older geothermal turbines. This project will repower units with a total current output of 250 MW.
For more information, please visit www.geysers.com and http://www.calpine.com/.
Enel Green Power North America, Inc.
Enel Green Power North America, Inc., part of Enel Green Power, is a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants in North America with projects operating and under development in 20 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. Enel Green Power North America owns and operates over 70 projects with an installed capacity of around 800 MW powered by renewable hydropower, wind, geothermal and biomass energy.
Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company dedicated to the development and management of power generation from renewable resources around the world, with a presence in Europe, North America and Latin America and an installed capacity of more than 6,100 MW.
Enel Green Power is a leading world-wide developer and owner of geothermal plants with more than 100 years of experience in the field. Enel Green Power has the capacity to identify and explore potential resources, develop projects, and operate and maintain both binary and flash technology facilities. The company’s substantial geothermal expertise in Italy is being exported to North America where Enel Green Power North America is combining it with local knowledge to build a strong geothermal program.
Enel Green Power North America operates two binary cycle geothermal plants in Churchill County, Nevada, with a net installed capacity of 47 MW, able to satisfy the energy consumption of approximately 40,000 American families and to avoid atmospheric emissions of more than 300,000 tons of CO2.
For more information, please visit www.enelgreenpower.com/northamerica.
Founded in 1991, Gradient Resources (formerly Vulcan Power Company) is a privately owned developer of clean, renewable baseload geothermal power projects. Based out of Nevada, Gradient Resources' projects include more than 160,000 acres, one of the largest geothermal property portfolios in the United States.
With more than 20 years and 700 MW of successful geothermal power team experience, Gradient Resources is developing its vast natural steam properties to fuel the largest new renewable power contracts portfolio for progressive utilities in the West.
Gradient Resources currently has projects in Nevada, California, and Washington. A 2007 comprehensive report on the company’s geothermal resource properties by Dr. Jim Combs, Ph.D. (MIT) estimates that Gradient Resources' projects have a power capacity potential of 770 MW to 1,709 MW. Further, it is estimated Gradient Resources' new projects will increase geothermal power output by nearly 25% in the United States.
For more information, please visit http://www.gradient.com/.
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, based out of Des Moines, Iowa, is an international leader in the development and production of energy from diversified fuel sources including geothermal, natural gas, and hydroelectric. Its five U.S. energy platforms include MidAmerican Energy Company, PacifiCorp, Northern Natural Gas, Kern River Pipeline, and CalEnergy Generation.
CalEnergy Generation, which was founded in 1971, originally provided consulting and development services for geothermal power production facilities in North America. By the late 1970s the company began a transition from a service-based provider to an independent power producer. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, in addition to developing its own projects, CalEnergy Generation acquired the assets of several U.S. geothermal energy producers and explored opportunities in energy markets around the world.
The company continued this in 1998 with the acquisition of MidAmerican Energy and a year later the company reorganized as MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company. Currently, CalEnergy Generation operates 10 generating geothermal plants near the Salton Sea in Southern California's Imperial Valley. The combined generating capacity at Salton Sea is approximately 340 net MW. CalEnergy Generation is developing new projects in the Salton Sea geothermal area, including the permitting of its Black Rock Project, which will consist of three new 50-MW geothermal plants.
For more information, please visit http://www.calenergy.com/ and http://www.midamerican.com/
Northern California Power Agency
The Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) is a California-based public agency that is devoted to the purchase, generation, transmission, pooling, and conservation of electrical energy and capacity for its members. Established in 1968, NCPA is a California Joint Action Agency that provides clean renewable energy to its 17 member communities and districts in Northern and Central California.
NCPA operates two geothermal power plants of 110 MW each at The Geysers geothermal field, located in Northern California. The agency also owns and operates the 70 deep production wells that supply these power plants with steam. In addition, the geothermal project includes eight deep injection wells used to resupply the geothermal reservoir with power plant excess geothermal condensate and treated effluent from nearby communities to create additional steam. NCPA operates and maintains the 26 mile pipeline and pumping stations that supply up to 8 million gallons per day of the treated effluent used for injection.
In the fall of 2008, a 1-MW, 30% capacity factor solar photovoltaic project will supply peak power to one of the effluent pumping stations whereby a renewable project (solar) is used to support another renewable project (geothermal), all the while disposing of treated wastewater for the nearby communities of Lake County. A second 1-MW solar project is also planned for the fall of 2009 that will supply peak power for another of the effluent pipeline pump stations.
For more information, please visit http://www.ncpa.com/.
Ormat Technologies, Inc.
Ormat Technologies, Inc. is the only vertically-integrated company primarily engaged in the geothermal and recovered energy power business. The company designs, develops, owns, and operates geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants around the world.
Additionally, Ormat designs, manufactures, and sells geothermal and recovered energy power units and other power-generating equipment, and provides related services. The company has more than four decades of experience in the development of environmentally-sound power, primarily in geothermal and recovered-energy generation. Ormat products and systems are covered by more than 75 patents.
Ormat currently operates the following geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants: in the United States - Brady, Heber, Mammoth, Ormesa, Puna, Steamboat and OREG 1; in Guatemala - Zunil and Amatitlan; in Kenya - Olkaria; and in Nicaragua - Momotombo.
For more information, please visit http://www.ormat.com/
Terra-Gen Power, LLC
ThermaSource, LLC is based out of Santa Rosa, California and has worked on international geothermal projects as well as many projects in all of the Western states. Founded in 1908, ThermaSource provides the geothermal industry with engineering consultant services and with both drilling rigs and experienced crews for geothermal projects.
For the last four years, ThermaSource has successfully provided labor crews to the Northern California Power Agency rig in The Geysers. ThermaSource continues to provide project management to the Bottle Rock Power Project, the TerraThermal drilling and fracture project, the San Andreas Drilling Project, and the CHAR, LLC geothermal project in the Imperial Valley. Further, ThermaSource continues to pursue additional contracts.
For more information, please visit http://www.thermasource.com/home.php
We work to responsibly develop geothermal energy resources for electrical power and direct uses. We strive to create enhanced value for our stakeholders while addressing America's domestic energy needs and promoting a clean environment.
For more information please visit: http://www.usgeothermal.com/
Cyrq Energy is a renewable energy company primarily focused on geothermal power development. Cyrq has one operating geothermal power plant in southern Utah in addition to its geothermal interests in various stages of development in New Mexico, Utah, Oregon, Nevada and Indonesia.
For more information please visit: http://www.cyrqenergy.com/
Scientific Drilling International
Scientific Drilling International is a leader in wellbore placement services to the oil and gas, geothermal and mining industries. Founded in 1969, SDI has assembled a unique combination of experienced professionals in both land and offshore drilling and a deep portfolio of innovative technologies.
Based in Houston, Texas, SDI has operations facilities on six continents, and specializes in directional drilling and cased hole services. For over 30 years, SDI has been active in the geothermal market delivering successful wells for industry leaders such as Chevron, EDC, Pertamina, Contact Energy and Ormat.
Scientific Drilling is your ultimate partner in wellbore placement.
For more information please visit: http://www.scientificdrilling.com/
Toshiba International Corporation
Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) is a Toshiba America Inc. Group Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. TIC is headquartered in Houston, Texas and employs approximately 1,700 people. We are proud to be a single-source solution for our customers, offering a complete product lineup of low and medium voltage electric motors, adjustable speed drives, and motor starters for a variety of applications in the geothermal industry. Many of these products are manufactured at our one million square foot manufacturing facility located in Houston. Our Houston facility has extensive knowledge and experience, offering a wide variety of in-house services from R&D to after-market service. TIC is committed to providing the utmost in quality products and services and strives to uphold Toshiba’s worldwide commitment to innovative technology, superior quality, and unmatched reliability.
For more information please visit: http://www.toshiba.com/ind/