Geothermal industry cautiously optimistic on future

President of Sunrise Strategies Group Laura McDonald (right) engages in a discussion on the vital role of transmission as additional renewable energy is deployed in the region. EDWIN DELGADO PHOTO

HOLTVILLE — Announcements of new projects and a revived optimism regarding the future of the geothermal industry took center stage in the second half of panels at the 11th annual Imperial Valley Energy Summit.

As part of the discussion of the “Geothermal Energy and Its Regulatory Environment” panel, Paul Thomsen, Director of Policy and Business Development for Ormat took the opportunity to announce his company’s latest efforts to develop additional geothermal with the construction of the new Truckhaven Geothermal Plant near Salton City.

Staff Writer Edwin Delgado can be reached at or 760-337-3440.

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