New York, Aug. 3, 2009 – Terra-Gen Power’s Coso Geothermal Facility has won permits from the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management to construct a 9-mile pipeline to recharge the existing geothermal reservoir that will allow Coso to increase generation of renewable baseload power.
The bureau granted a record of decision and right-of-way grant to permit the project to inject supplemental water into the geothermal resource in order to stabilize and enhance the geothermal field.
The water enhancement project will allow geothermal energy to serve an estimated 50,000 additional California homes. After completing an environmental review process, the bureau concluded there will be no significant impacts created by the project.
Coso recently obtained a conditional use permit from Inyo County following an extensive environmental impact review of the project to allow for the beneficial use of water that the Coso project had obtained several years ago.
Terra-Gen anticipates completing the construction of the 9 mile pipeline which will be used to deliver supplemental water to the Coso project in late 2009.
Terra-Gen is a fully-owned unit of ArcLight Capital Partners.