Sierra Geothermal Power Corp.
TSX VENTURE : SRA

Sierra Geothermal Power Corp.

March 19, 2008 09:00 ET

Sierra Geothermal Strengthens Board and Management Team

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) -

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Sierra Geothermal Power Corp. (SGP) (TSX VENTURE:SRA) is pleased to announce the appointments of Alfred Sorensen as an independent member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee, and Lesley Russell as Corporate Secretary.

Mr. Sorensen comes to SGP with a wealth of experience in the energy sector. He is President and CEO of Galveston LNG Inc., a Calgary based company developing a world wide LNG midstream business with projects in Canada, Nigeria and the Middle East. Prior to founding Galveston, Mr. Sorensen was the President of Duke Energy (Europe) Ltd. and was responsible for the development of Duke Energy's European strategy. Mr. Sorensen began his energy trading career with Direct Energy in 1987 and went on to be a partner in Continental Energy Marketing Ltd. which was ultimately sold to Pan Energy Corp. a predecessor company to Duke Energy. Mr. Sorensen is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta.

Ms. Russell, who has an extensive international administrative and legal background, has been with SGP for nearly a year as an executive administrator. Before joining SGP, she served as Administrative Manager at K+F Global Partners Ltd., an international recruitment agency. Ms. Russell holds a bachelor of arts with honors and a bachelor of law from the University of Manitoba and was called to the bar of the Law Society of Manitoba in 1996.

"I am very pleased to welcome Mr. Sorensen and Ms. Russell to SGP in their new positions," said Gary R. Thompson, President and CEO. "We continue to meet our objectives by adding strength within the Company and their considerable experience and expertise will be valuable to SGP."

About Sierra Geothermal Power Corp.

SGP is a Vancouver-based renewable energy company focused on the exploration and development of clean, sustainable geothermal power. Geothermal power plants produce long-term revenues and provide continuous base-load power, often at or above 95% capacity. SGP's 17 projects comprise a total of 88,000 acres of geothermal land assets in Nevada and California. The Company intends to advance the development of its portfolio of projects through a combination of equity and/or joint ventures, while continuing to evaluate additional acquisitions.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Gary R Thompson, President & CEO

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Contact Information

  • Sierra Geothermal Power Corp.
    Gary R. Thompson, P.Geo.
    President & CEO
    (604) 683-0332 or 1-800-563-5631
    or
    Sierra Geothermal Power Corp.
    Patrick Moodie, BA Economics
    Investor Relations
    (604) 683-0332 or 1-800-563-5631
    Email: info@sierrageopower.com
    Website: www.sierrageopower.com