Field Trip 2: Ormat Steamboat Hills Tour


Date/Time: Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Track: Field Trip
Room: Meet in Tuscany Foyer
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Ormat’s Steamboat Geothermal Power Plant Complex, located just south of the city of Reno, currently produces enough renewable energy to meet the residential electrical needs of the city of Reno.

Located in Washoe County, Nevada, Steamboat consists of six power plants with a combined generating capacity of 79 MW; Steamboat 2/3, Burdette (Galena 1), Steamboat Hills Repower, Galena 2, and Galena 3 . Following the 2020 Steamboat Hills Repower, all of the projects in the Steamboat complex utilize a binary system.

The electricity generated by the complex is sold to NV Energy and Southern California Public Power Authority under separate long-term power purchase agreements.

The tour will highlight the unique geology associated with the Steamboat surface manifestations and reservoir as well the Steamboat geothermal power plant complex. This will include the state-of-the-art Steamboat Hills Repower between-bearings turbine. Knowledgeable field trip guides will provide expert commentary during the trip.

Separate registration required. Cost is $50 per person. Limited space available. 

  • 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Load transportation/depart Peppermill 
  • 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Arrive @ Steamboat Hills 
  • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM  Steamboat Hills Tour
  • 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Load transportation/depart Steamboat
  • 12:30 PM  Arrive @ Peppermill