Hudson Ranch Power Station

Calipatria, California
Energy Source

This power station has a shaft and triple-flash geothermal steam turbine generating a nameplate capacity of 60 megawatts. The power project was a joint venture with Energy Source and Mighty River Power. As part of the RESPEC team, Dan Hoyer managed the capital and Operations and Maintenance budgets and construction schedule; hired employees; and coordinated the construction inspection, turnover, and operation of the power plant, resource production facilities, and wells. This project included three production wells and four injection wells (6,000 to 8,000 feet deep), with two of the wells delivering more than 40 megawatts each to the station. Construction commenced in 2010, with this $430 million project successfully completed within budget and on schedule in 2012. Hudson Ranch Power 1 is a commercially successful facility, generally running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and producing 500 gigawatt hours of base load renewable electricity annually, delivered to the Salt River Project.

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