Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
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Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

July 18, 2007 13:00 ET

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.: Announces the Continuation of Confirmation Drilling at Blue Mountain Geothermal Site With the Commencement of Third Production Size Well

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. ("NGP") (TSX VENTURE:NGP)(OTCBB:NGLPF) today announced that the ThermaSource Rig 101 has been moved to well site 23-14 at the Blue Mountain geothermal site to drill the third in a series of three production size wells. Well 23-14 will be spudded on or about July 23, 2007.

Specific target structures for Well 23-14 are the West Fault series of structures. At the 23-14 site, a conductive temperature gradient of 190 degrees C/km was measured in an earlier exploratory hole to 450 metres (1640 feet) leading to the expectation of 190 degrees C temperatures at approximately 1000 metres (3300 feet), the projected depth of target structures. Well 23-14 is permitted to a depth of 1830 metres (6,000 feet); completion is expected in early September.

Well 38-14, started in 2006, has been completed by ThermaSource to a depth of 1654 metres (5,426 feet). There were no zones intersected that showed similar pressure or permeability characteristics as encountered in well 26A-14. Evaluation of the well, including temperature and pressure logging, is ongoing as the well is heating up after being disturbed by the drilling process. Upon the completion of Well 23-14 in September, a full series of tests will be conducted involving all three wells and the results incorporated into a resource feasibility report.

Well site 23-14 is 1000 metres (3200 feet) north from Well 38-14 and 610 metres (2000 feet) from 26A-14 (to view the attached map please click here: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/ngp0718map.jpg).

Blue Mountain, located 30 kilometres (20 miles) west of the town of Winnemucca, Nevada, is ideally situated for development. The proposed Faulkner 1 geothermal plant will require a 20-mile long transmission line over relatively flat, under developed lands to a connection point located on the utilities' (Sierra Pacific) 120 kV-transmission line north of Mill City, Nevada. Extensive environmental studies have been completed along the power line route and around the proposed power plant site and an environmental assessment is in process by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

The electric power is to be sold under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement to the Nevada Power Company, for up to 31.25 MW (net) of geothermal power. Subject to a favourable feasibility study, permitting and project financing, Phase 1 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, efficient and sustainable. NGP is committed to the geothermal industry and currently owns a 100% leasehold interest in four properties: Blue Mountain, 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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