As Oregon's first commercial geothermal power facility, Neal Hot Springs -- Enbridge's entry into geothermal energy -- is a state-of-the-art, zero-emission project that uses heat from the Earth to generate electricity.
With a net production of 22 megawatts (MW), the project, located in Malheur County, Oregon, produces enough power to supply the energy needs of about 24,000 homes.
Developed and constructed by U.S. Geothermal, in partnership with Enbridge, Neal Hot Springs began commercial operations in November 2012 and delivers electricity to the Idaho power grid.
Our Geothermal Investment - Key Facts:
- 22 MW - Zero-emission power capacity from our geothermal investment (35 MW gross).
- 24,000 - Number of homes that can be powered each year by the Neal Hot Springs project.
- 375,000 tonnes - Annual greenhouse gas emission reductions, in comparison to emissions generated by a similar-sized, coal-fired generation facility.