THE CONTROLLER for the 50 kilowatt generator in a cargo container is open for display. In the background is the heap leach field of a gold mine this portable geothermal generator serves to help reduce the expense of cooling and pumping water up to the leach field. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety
THE NEW GALENA PROJECT at Steamboat Springs in Reno produces 36 megawatts of electricity from geothermal water. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety
THE CONTROL ROOM of Ormat Technologies next to its Galena power station controls 100 megawatts of the Steamboat Sp;rings geothermal power plants and 15 different recovered energy projects as far west as Chicago. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety

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