Hudson Ranch Power Station

Calipatria, California
Energy Source

This power station has the shaft, triple flash geothermal steam turbine in the world generating a nameplate capacity of 60 MW. The power project was a joint venture with Energy Source and Mighty River Power. Dr. Hoyer managed the capital and O&M budgets, construction schedule, hired the employees, coordinated the construction inspection, turnover and operation of the power plant, resource production facilities, and wells. He reported to the Board monthly. The project has three production wells and 4 injection wells. Two of the wells are delivering more than 40 MW each to the station (very prolific). The wells are 6,000 to 8,000 feet deep. The $430 million project was successfully completed within budget and on schedule. Construction commenced in 2010 and was completed in 2012. Today, Hudson Ranch Power 1 is a commercially successful normally running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and produces 500 gigawatt hours of base load renewable electricity annually delivered to Salt River Project.

4. Well Drilling, Resource Production, and Power Plant and Transmission Line Construction