POWER reaches major milestone with 1 GW of installed geothermal capacity
HAILEY, Idaho (September 27, 2017) ‒ POWER Engineers Incorporated (POWER) has now provided detailed design on more than 1,000 MW, or 1 gigawatt, of installed geothermal capacity. This major milestone was reached after Zorlu Enerji brought the 99.5 MW Kizildere 3-Unit 1 triple-flash geothermal power plant online earlier this year.
“Reaching one gigawatt is a huge milestone for us,” said Kevin Wallace, Director of Geothermal Projects for POWER Engineers. “Geothermal plants tend to average around 30-50 MW. So getting to 1,000 MW takes time and dedication.”
Kizildere 3-Unit 1 also ushers Turkey into the 1 gigawatt country club, of which there are currently three other country members: the United States, the Philippines and Indonesia. Companies like Zorlu Enerji and Güris Holding have led the way in making Turkey a world leader in installed geothermal power generation and POWER has been pleased to provide engineering support and design to those companies.
“Our design team is the industry’s best,” said Tim Dunford, Project Engineer on geothermal projects for POWER Engineers. “Everyone works very well together and we have great field support.”
Combined, POWER’s geothermal team has worked on projects all over the world including Nicaragua, Mexico, Kenya, Costa Rica, Iceland, Indonesia, Turkey, the Philippines and the United States. For nearly three decades, POWER’s team of experts has provided feasibility assessments, design engineering and field engineering to some of the world’s leading geothermal project developers and operators.