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BLM in Nevada working on geothermal as part of Dixie Meadows restoration work

Grimes Point, near Fallon, Churchill County, Nevada (source: flickr/ Ken Lund, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 19 Jan 2018

The Bureau of Land Management in the State of Nevada is coordinating work on geothermal as part of restoration work after a fire last year at Tungsten Mountain near Fallon, Nevada.

In August 2017, fires burnt around 17,000 acres at Tungsten Mountain in Nevada. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has been working on plans for restoration in the area and is coordinating geothermal projects in Dixie Valley.

The BLM received around $1.1 million for repair work from damage of the fires at the site near Fallon, Nevada.

This included the Dixie Meadows mitigation project that involves renewable energy and the 20 MW geothermal plant at Tungsten Mountain. Planned projects also include forge of observation for research and geothermal energy at the Naval Air Station Fallon and other potential local sites.

We assume that the plant in question is the 24 MW Tungsten geothermal plant by Ormat on site, which started operation in December 2017.

Source: Nevada Appeal