Oregon 28 MW Geothermal Plant Online

Oregon 28 MW Geothermal Plant Online

Oregon’s first industrial-scale geothermal plant is feeding power to the electric grid, the Statesman Journal reports.

The Neal Hot Springs plant (pictured) in Eastern Oregon’s Malheur County is generating 28 MW of electricity, according to the newspaper. US Geothermal, which owns project in partnership with Canada’s Enbridge, initially put the plant’s estimated output at 23 MW.

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US, Canada ‘Lead World’ in Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs

US, Canada ‘Lead World’ in Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs

BC Hydro, Detroit Edison and Enbridge are among the utilities whose energy-efficiency acquisition programs are providing savings for industrial customers, according to a report by the Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

The report, Energy Efficiency Resource Acquisition Program Models in North America, looks at eight programs across the United States and Canada that have successfully secured energy efficiency as a resource to meet current and future regional energy needs. The other five entities whose programs are highlighted include: Bonneville Power Administration, Wisconsin Focus on Energy, Energy Trust of Oregon, Efficiency Vermont and NYSERDA.

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