U.S. Geothermal Inc.

U.S. Geothermal Inc.

August 08, 2016 08:00 ET

U.S. Geothermal Inc.: Drilling Extends Known Boundary of San Emidio Resource

- High Temperature Resource Intersected

- Resource Boundary Extended Nearly 1 Mile (4,840 Feet)

BOISE, IDAHO--(Marketwired - Aug. 8, 2016) - U.S. Geothermal Inc. (NYSE MKT:HTM) (the "Company") announced today that it has deepened two wells at the San Emidio project. Both wells intersected high temperature geothermal fluid and high permeability.

In a follow up to the five well temperature gradient drilling program completed last year, two wells were deepened based on their high thermal gradient and bottom hole temperature. Well 17-21, intersected the geothermal resource at 1,766 feet and has a measured flowing temperature of 319°F. Well 25-21 intersected the geothermal resource at 2,206 feet and has a measured flowing temperature of 322°F. Both wells flow under artesian pressure.

"These two wells have extended the size of the San Emidio Phase II reservoir. Also significant is that this area of the reservoir has temperature that is 40°F higher than we are currently producing in the San Emidio Phase I reservoir," said Dennis Gilles, CEO. "This is an exciting outcome for the project and confirms our confidence that the San Emidio resource is large enough to support additional power generation."

Both wells will undergo further testing to obtain data to be used to optimize the numerical reservoir model.

About U.S. Geothermal Inc.:

U.S. Geothermal Inc. is a leading and profitable renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy. The Company is currently operating geothermal power projects at Neal Hot Springs, Oregon, San Emidio, Nevada and Raft River, Idaho for a total power generation of approximately 45 MWs. The Company is also developing an additional estimated 90 MWs of projects at: the Geysers, California; a second phase project at San Emidio, Nevada; at Crescent Valley, Nevada; and the El Ceibillo project located near Guatemala City, Guatemala. US Geothermal's growth strategy is to reach 200 MWs of generation by 2020 through a combination of internal development and strategic acquisitions.

For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.usgeothermal.com.

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