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SALTON SEA V Power Plant Details
Owner Location Start Year Plant Type # of Units Installed capacity (MW) Running capacity (MW)
CalEnergy Operating Corporation Calipatria, CA 2000 Double Flash 1 49 40
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Salton Sea #5 will use about 40% of its power to operate CalEnergy’s on-site Zinc Recovery Project. The remaining power will be sold to California Power Grid. CalEnergy's zinc extraction process was first tested on brine in Alaska in 1995. It was then tested on a larger scale through a successful demonstration project operated from early 1996 to late 1997. The Imperial Valley Zinc Recovery Project is projected to manufacture an estimated 30,000 tons of zinc per year, which will be a profitable undertaking. However, production volume from this project should have an insignificantimpact on the mineral's market price, given that six million tons of zinc are used worldwide each year
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