Nevada Geothermal Power announces that Faulkner Power Plant Achieves New Output Record

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (NGP) is pleased to announce that work to replace the damaged power cable systems at the Faulkner 1 plant has enabled all three turbine generator units to be placed into operation and for the Company to re-establish commercial power production. For the past five days, the Faulkner 1 geothermal plant has been producing at 34.5 MW (Net).

New deep injection capacity, resulting from the connection of well 55-15 into plant operations, has improved reservoir pressure support and enabled plant output to be increased accordingly. Output is expected to increase further as additional wells under development are brought on line.

"We believe we have the plant shut down and cable repairs well under control," said Brian Fairbank, President & CEO. "It has been a challenging time for the company, but we can now focus our attention on proceeding with our resource development work and our goal to increase plant output to 45 megawatts net."

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. is an emerging renewable energy producer and developer focused on producing clean, efficient and sustainable geothermal electric power from high temperature geothermal resources, in the United States. NGP currently owns a 100% leasehold interest in four properties: Blue Mountain, Pumpernickel, Black Warrior, all of which are ideally situated in Nevada, and Crump Geyser, Oregon. These properties are at different levels of exploration and development. NGP estimates a potential of over 200 MW from the current leaseholds.