EL CENTRO — IID officials say the new 25-year power purchase agreement with an Australia-based company planning to build a geothermal plant near the southern edge of the Salton Sea could save $30 million over the course of the deal.

Australia-based Controlled Thermal Resources and the IID board of directors approved the power purchase agreement Jan. 7.

Staff Writer Michael Maresh can be reached at mmaresh@ivpressonline.com.

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