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Salton Sea - Geothermal Honors 2016

 

Last updated 6/6/2016 at 8:58pm



The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), announced today the winners of their GEA Honors 2016. BHE Renewables, who owns and operates 10 geothermal generation facilities at the Salton Sea, received the award for - Economic Development

BHE Renewables developed an innovative contract structure that supports long-term investment that will keep their plants operating. This provides assurances that the 224 jobs that operate and maintain BHE Renewables’s 10 existing geothermal plants, and the many more jobs in the community that they support, will be retained and the tax revenue streams that they provide will continue for another 20 years.

BHE Renewables is the largest tax provider in Imperial County, creating a revenue stream that benefits the local schools, fire and police protection, and infrastructure to the residences and communities of Imperial County.

The winners were selected in categories including Technological Advancement and Environmental Stewardship. GEA will present the Honors at an awards ceremony as part of the Baseload Renewable Energy Summit on June 7 in Reno, NV.

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