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

January 05, 2007 09:00 ET

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. Announces Geothermal Drilling Planned for Pumpernickel Project, Nevada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 5, 2007) - Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (NGP) (TSX VENTURE:NGP)(OTCBB:NGLPF) ("Nevada Geothermal") announced today that three thermal gradient wells (temperature survey) and a seismic survey are planned for the Pumpernickel geothermal field in Nevada. Work is anticipated to commence upon permitting approval. The drilling will enhance our understanding of the characteristics of the Pumpernickel geothermal reservoir and is the final exploration effort prior to drilling a deep production assessment well.

The exploration program is operated by Nevada Geothermal. Sierra Geothermal Power Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SRA) has the obligation to fund the exploration effort under its option to acquire a 50% interest in the Pumpernickel Geothermal Project from Nevada Geothermal.

Widespread geothermal fluids are being channeled to the surface (hot springs) through range-front faults and suggest potential for an electricity-grade geothermal resource. Combined data from the previously drilled wells define a field of at least 1.5 by 3.5 km with thermal gradients greater than 100 degrees C/km. The geothermal gradients in both the Magma and PVTG-3 holes increased near the bottom of the holes to 160 degrees C/km and 200 degrees C/km, respectively (Shevenell and Garside, 2003).

David Blackwell, PhD, a well known geothermal heat flow expert and the world's foremost expert in temperature gradient analysis, has identified the Pumpernickel site as one of the top geothermal prospects in Nevada.

About Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. is a renewable energy company exploring and 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 the Blue Mountain, Pumpernickel, Black Warrior projects in Nevada and the Crump Geyser Project in southern 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
    Email: sfkirk@nevadageothermal.com
    Website: www.nevadageothermal.com
    or
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    Tracy Weslosky
    Managing Partner
    (416) 581-0177 or Toll Free: 1-866-544-9622
    or
    Pro-Edge Consultants Inc.
    Fred Cowans
    Managing Partner
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    Email: info@pro-edge.com
    Website: www.pro-edge.com