New geothermal energy plant could come to the Salton Sea

Hopes could be raised for Salton Sea green energy advocates and those who support the lake’s restoration. Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR), a multi-faceted Electricity Generation and Mineral Extraction Corporation, is interested in developing a huge geothermal energy plant by the Salton Sea; the shallow, saline, endorheic rift lake that sits on the San Andreas Fault and is mostly located in California’s Coachella and Imperial Valleys. The lake is home to one of world’s strongest geothermal reservoirs and the development of more renewable resources in the area is welcome by many…

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Geothermal energy potential may increase due to shrinking Salton Sea

The receding Salton Sea might not be all bad news for California. According to what officials said at the Southern California Energy Summit, which took place last week, while the shrinking of the Salton Sea, which is predominantly located in California’s Imperial and Coachella Valleys, could cause a serious public health hazard, it could also increase geothermal energy development in the region. It is believed that the exposed lake bed will have both negative and positive effects on the area. The more the sea recedes, the more lake-bed is exposed.…

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Geothermal energy bill a hot topic in California

The passing of a geothermal law could lead to mandatory change for the state’s energy retail sellers. Known as Senate Bill 1139, the proposed legislation, authored by Coachella Valley Assemblyman V. Manual Pérez and San Diego Senator Ben Hueso, would require utilities, such as San Diego Gas & Electric or Southern California Edison, to buy 500 megawatts (MW) of power from baseload geothermal energy facilities by the end of 2024. The bill is particularly important to the Imperial Valley. SB 1139 is considered vital by the Imperial Irrigation District (IID)…

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New launch site may boost US geothermal energy capacity

A lake in California could be utilized to produce power. Salton Sea could be a hotspot for geothermal energy and Imperial Irrigation District (IID), a local utility, is hoping to use this California lake to generate electricity by converting the heat that is naturally produced beneath it into energy. Salton Sea is rich with geothermal resources. Created in 1905 as a result of a Colorado River flood, Salton Sea is showing a lot of potential for being the new launch site for geothermal power in the United States. The salt…

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