Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
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Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

April 16, 2007 09:02 ET

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. Announces Development Drilling to Continue at Blue Mountain

ThermaSource Rig to be Onsite May 1, 2007

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 16, 2007) - Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (NGP) (TSX VENTURE:NGP)(OTCBB:NGLPF) announces that a geothermal drilling contract has been signed with ThermaSource Inc. to drill up to two additional reservoir test wells at Blue Mountain. Rig #101 is expected to be mobilized on May 1st.

Well 38-14, previously drilled to 2008 feet, will be deepened through the anticipated geothermal production zone to approximately 3500 feet total depth. A second well will be drilled, if necessary, to complete the reservoir evaluation supporting the company's program to build the 'Faulkner 1' geothermal power plant under the Company's existing power purchase agreement with Nevada Power Company. Results are expected to yield similar results to well 26A-14, which encountered a "prolific" production zone, between 2215 feet and hole bottom at 2815 feet.

In business since 1980, ThermaSource is a leading geothermal drilling company and project management consultant. The ThermaSource management team has over 90 years of combined geothermal drilling experience and is a respected member of the geothermal industry.

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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 of which are ideally situated in Nevada and Crump Geyser in Oregon. An initial 31.5 MW (net) power plant is planned to begin generating power at the Blue Mountain site subject to further resource drilling and feasibility studies.

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

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

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