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June 28, 2010
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Peppermill now studies use of geothermal for electricity

Next up for the Peppermill Resort Casino after bringing online a $9.7 million geothermal well that will account for 100 percent of the property's heating needs this winter?

Using the geothermal heat source to generate up to a third of the resort's power needs.

The idea to add to the property's existing geothermal capabilities a geothermal well was dug at the property in the 1980s came about after completion of the property's new Tuscany Tower and spa/pool-area expansion, says Dean Parker, executive director of facilities.

An existing geothermal well, a relatively shallow and low-temperature source, was capped during the massive …

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