327 MW geothermal project in Calipatria, California, US.
The project consists of 10 generating plants in the Salton Sea Known Geothermal Resource Area in Southern California`s Imperial Valley. The plants produce electricity solely from geothermal steam. Geothermal production wells tap into superheated water reservoirs thousands of feet beneath the Earth`s surface to release tremendous pressure, caused by the hot water, which rushes to the surface. There, steam is separated and used to drive turbines to generate electricity. Eight of the Imperial Valley facilities – Vulcan, Hoch, Elmore, Leathers and Salton Sea 1, 2, 3 and 4 – are under contract to sell power to Southern California Edison Company under 30-year power purchase agreements. Salton Sea 5 and the CE Turbo plant sell virtually all of their power to third parties.
The combined capacity at Imperial Valley is approximately 327 net megawatts (nominal).
The existing Imperial Valley power generation facilities are indirectly owned by CE Generation LLC , a limited liability company, 50 percent of which is owned by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, and are operated by CalEnergy Operating Corporation, an indirect subsidiary of CE Generation.
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