(Fallon, NV) September 25, 2009 Enel Green Powers Stillwater and Salt Wells geothermal plants in Fallon, Nevada have been awarded $61,520,872 in funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Acts 1603 Program aimed at creating jobs and helping expand the development of clean, renewable domestic energy.
More than 300 people were employed during construction of Stillwater and Salt Wells. The plants also contribute to Churchill County not only in terms of energy generation from renewables, but also economically. According to the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), the pair will have a positive impact on the area of over $4 million dollars and will create 25 permanent jobs for the next thirty years. Additionally, the two plants, the largest in the world of their kind, were fully built up by using components produced in the U.S.
The entry of Stillwater and Salt Wells into service quadruples the amount of electricity generated from geothermal resources by EGP in the United States, thus making a significant contribution to achieving Nevadas goal of generating 20% of its electricity from renewables by 2015.
ABOUT ENEL GREEN POWER Enel Green Power is the company of the Enel Group Company aimed at developing and operating power generation from renewable sources in Italy and around the world. The new companys business incorporates all of Enels activities in the wind, solar, geothermal, run-of-the-river hydroelectric and biomass fields in Europe, North America and Central and South America. With over 4,500 MW of installed capacity and 17.2 TWh of produced electricity in 2008, Enel Green Power is global leading company in renewables. Enel North America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Enel Green Power and it operates all EGP renewable energy plants in 20 U.S. States and in three Canadian provinces.
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ENEL SPA Enel is Italys largest power company, and Europes second biggest utility by installed capacity. It produces, distributes and sells power and gas to some 61 million customers in 23 countries in Europe, North and Latin America. With a net installed capacity of 95,000 MW and 316 TWh produced in 2008, Enel is one of the world leaders in the power sector (data as of December, 12 2008).
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