Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
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Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

July 21, 2005 15:32 ET

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.: E-Scan Survey 3-Dimensional Map Outlines Potential 3 Square Mile Pumpernickel Geothermal Reservoir

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - July 21, 2005) - Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (NGP) (TSX VENTURE:NGP)(OTCBB:NGLPF) reports today that it has completed the E-Scan resistivity survery which has resulted in the first images of a potential underground geothermal reservoir on the Company's geothermal leases in Pumpernickel Valley, Nevada. The main Pumpernickel E-Scan anomaly shows the potential resource over an area of about three square miles with probable fluid upflow zones and drill targets defined along the Pumpernickel Fault and a parallel structure concealed under valley sediments. The hot spring locations and the hot Magma Power well are located within the E-Scan anomaly reflecting the underlying potential reservoir.

Mr. Fairbank, CEO & President stated, "Our Pumpernickel Survey resulted in a "textbook" 3-D resistivity image which appears to show in detail the size and shape of the geothermal reservoir. The Pumpernickel survey shows off the technology and will demonstrate its power to the Department of Energy and others as a result of the Noramex/DOE joint program."

The E-Scan technique utilized at Pumpernickel is a technologically advanced, resistivity mapping technique which directly detects hot, high salinity geothermal waters which are highly conductive relative to normal groundwater. E-Scan technology is available on a propriety basis through Premier Geophysics.

NGP recently obtained drilling permits and will commence drilling six 250-meter (820 foot) gradient wells in early August. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is funding 80% of the exploration and drilling program at the Pumpernickel Project. The DOE cost share is US$592,272 of the total budget of US$740,340.

The Pumpernickel site has been identified by David Blackwell a well known geothermal heat flow expert and professor at Southern Methodist University, to be one of the top geothermal prospects in Nevada (refer to http://www.smu.edu/geothermal/publications/GRC_Forgottenones.htm). Blackwell, is the worlds foremost expert on temperature gradient analysis.

Inovision Solutions Inc. (IVS) will cover Noramex's (wholly-owned subsidiary of NGP) 20% share of the cost-share program or US$148,068. Inovision will also fund an additional US$165,000 for magnetic and other surveys which will be completed by October, 2005. Inovision has an option to earn a 50% joint venture interest by completing C$5,000,000 in project expenditures, paying C$120,000 in cash and issuing 600,000 shares to NGP over a five year period.

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 three properties: Blue Mountain, Pumpernickel and Black Warrior, all of which are ideally situated in Nevada. An initial 30 MW power plant is planned to begin generating power at the Blue Mountain site in 2007 subject to further resource drilling and feasibility studies.

Brian D. Fairbank, P. Eng, CEO & President is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

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

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