Geothermal project receives grant



Two companies seeking to build a 10-megawatt geothermal plant have received a $1.75 million grant. The hope is to build the plant in the Lower Klamath Lake National Wildlife Refuge, a project that is estimated to cost $40 million.

Entiv Organic Energy president Mike Noonan said in a release the project will also subsidize the cost of pumping water for the refuge, something he says is desperately needed.

A recent Geothermal Energy Association survey says Oregon is up to 330 megawatts of new geothermal projects in development.