Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
TSX VENTURE : NGP
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Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

May 01, 2008 15:51 ET

Nevada Geothermal Issues Second Limited Notice to Proceed to Ormat for the Blue Mountain Faulkner 1 Power Plant

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (NGP) (TSX VENTURE:NGP)(OTCBB:NGLPF) announced today that NGP Blue Mountain I LLC (NGP I) has issued a Second Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) under the fixed-price, date-certain engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract signed with Ormat Nevada Inc. to supply and construct the Phase 1 power plant of NGP's planned geothermal power development at Blue Mountain, Nevada.

Ormat is continuing detailed engineering design, manufacturing and purchasing of certain long lead items for Blue Mountain's Faulkner 1 geothermal power plant in order to meet the guaranteed substantial completion date of December 31, 2009. Full release of the EPC contract is subject to finalizing of the financing for the project, which is expected to occur over the near term.

Blue Mountain, located 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of the town of Winnemucca, Nevada, is ideally situated for development. The proposed Faulkner I geothermal plant will require a 20-mile long transmission line over relatively flat, undeveloped desert land to a connection point located on the Utility's 120kV-transmission line north of Mill City, Nevada. Phase I at Blue Mountain is expected to commence power generation in late 2009.

About Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. is a renewable energy company developing geothermal projects in the United States to provide electrical energy that is clean, renewable and sustainable. NGP currently owns a 100% leasehold interest in four properties: Blue Mountain that is expected to commence power generation late 2009 for up to 35 MW gross of geothermal power, Pumpernickel, Black Warrior, all located in Nevada and Crump Geyser in Oregon.

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

Brian D. Fairbank, P. Eng., President & CEO

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Contact Information

  • Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
    Shelley Kirk
    Investor Inquiries
    (604) 688-1553 X118 or Toll Free: 1-866-688-0808 X118
    Website: www.nevadageothermal.com
    or
    Pro-Edge Consultants Inc.
    Tracy Weslosky or Fred Cowans
    (416) 581-0177 or Toll Free: 1-866-544-9622
    Email: info@pro-edge.com
    Website: www.pro-edge.com