Sierra Geothermal Power Corp.
TSX VENTURE : SRA

Sierra Geothermal Power Corp.

April 06, 2009 09:15 ET

Sierra Geothermal Power Adds Strength to its Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2009) - Sierra Geothermal Power Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SRA) is pleased to announce that it has increased its number of directors from six to seven and appointed Mr. Jerry Evans, MBA, P.Eng, to fill the newly created vacancy on April 1, 2009. Mr. Evans' appointment is subject to Exchange approval.

Mr. Evans brings more than 25 years of corporate finance and investment management experience to SGP's Board. In addition to prior successes in developing, marketing and managing private and public equity pooled funds, Mr. Evans has many years of experience in raising capital for infrastructure, renewable and alternative energy opportunities. Mr. Evans is a Managing Partner at Aurion Infrastructure Inc., a company investing in North American mid-market infrastructure opportunities. Aurion Infrastructure Inc. is owned by its management and Aurion Capital Management Inc., which in turn is 60 percent owned by DundeeWealth Inc. Mr. Evans is a Professional Engineer, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Applied Science from the University of Toronto.

"We are delighted that Mr. Evans has joined our Board of Directors and believe that his extensive experience and contacts in the finance community should be a tremendous asset to our company." said Director, President and CEO, Gary R. Thompson.

About Sierra Geothermal Power Corp.

SGP is a Vancouver-based renewable energy company focused on the exploration and development of clean, sustainable geothermal power. SGP's 17 projects comprise a total of approximately 90,000 acres of geothermal land assets in Nevada and California with an estimated combined output capacity of over 500 MW. SGP intends to finance the development of its portfolio of projects through a combination of equity and/or joint ventures. To find out more about Sierra Geothermal Power Corp., please visit the website at www.sierrageopower.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Gary Thompson, P.Geo, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

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