Ormat wins OK for Mammoth-area plant
The Bureau of Land Management approved Ormat Nevada Inc.’s 40-megawatt Casa Diablo IV geothermal project near Mammoth Lakes in Mono County, Calif., last week. Ormat is headquartered in Reno.
The 40-megawatt plant will be built on both private land and land administered by the Inyo National Forest. The construction is expected to employ 180 workers.
When completed, the plant should produce enough energy to supply electricity to 36,000 homes.
Northern Nevada’s smaller markets expect economic stability in 2021; issues could slow future growth
While much of the economic attention in Nevada has centered on Las Vegas and Reno, the Silver State’s smaller markets and rural communities are in varying degrees of rebounding from the COVID recession.