U.S. Geothermal Inc.
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U.S. Geothermal Inc.

August 20, 2007 11:03 ET

U.S. Geothermal Adds Two Senior Staff Members

BOISE, IDAHO--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2007) - U.S. Geothermal Inc. ("U.S. Geothermal") (TSX VENTURE:GTH)(OTCBB:UGTH), a renewable energy development company focused on the production of electricity from geothermal energy, announced today that it has added Mr. William Teplow and Mrs. Donna West to its senior staff.

Mr. William Teplow joins the Company as Chief Geologist and is a registered geologist with over 28 years of geothermal exploration and development experience throughout the western United States and Hawaii, Nicaragua, Hungary, and China. Mr. Teplow was a consulting geologist since 2001 and was formerly Chief Geologist for Ormat International Inc. He was Vice President - Exploration for Trans-Pacific Geothermal Corporation and Field Manager for the Puna Geothermal Venture. Mr. Teplow has been consulting for U.S. Geothermal on its Raft River and Neal Hot Spring geothermal projects since June 2005.

Mrs. Donna West joins the Company as Manager - Permitting and Lands. Mrs. West has a Masters in Business Administration and a B.Sc. in Chemistry. She was formerly President of West by NorthWest LLC, an environmental consulting firm and Director of the Canyon County, Idaho Development Services Department. Mrs. West also worked for the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality as Bureau Chief of the Watershed and Aquifer Protection Bureau and Supervisor, Water Quality Programs Section.

"We are pleased to welcome to our team these two experienced and highly regarded professionals to help in the development our geothermal projects," said Daniel Kunz, President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Geothermal Inc.

About US Geothermal:

U.S. Geothermal is a renewable energy development company that is in the process of constructing a geothermal power project at Raft River, Idaho and developing Neal Hot Springs in eastern Oregon. U.S. Geothermal holds, through ownership or lease, geothermal rights of private lands that comprise the Raft River project in Southeastern Idaho. The Raft River geothermal site is currently under construction of a 13-megawatt power plant expected to be online in the fourth quarter of 2007. U.S. Geothermal has signed power sales contract for one 10-megawatt power plant with the Idaho Power Company, is in negotiations for additional output with them and new customers, and has secured transmission for up to 36 megawatt with the Bonneville Power Administration.

The information provided in this news release may contain forward-looking statements within the definition of the Safe Harbor provisions of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding potential energy resources and projects, development possibilities for Raft River and Neal Hot Springs. These statements are based on US Geothermal Inc.'s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those described in forward looking statements, including the risks that financing will not be available for construction of the power plants, construction will not be completed on budget or on schedule, and the revenues generated under the power sales agreements will not prove sufficient to fund operations and/or service debt, among others. Readers are cautioned to review the risk factors identified by the company in its filings with Canadian and US securities agencies. Forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations, beliefs and opinions on the date the statements are made. U.S. Geothermal Inc. assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if management's expectations, beliefs, or opinions, or other factors, should change.

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