Nevada Geothermal Power Plant Ahead of Schedule

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (NGP), (TSX-V: NGP, OTC-BB: NGLPF) announced that the Blue Mountain ‘Faulkner 1’ project has successfully completed testing requirements under the Engineering Procurement Construction contract with Ormat Technologies Inc., (NYSE:ORA), three months ahead of schedule.

Power plant equipment has exceeded guaranteed output levels. The plant will continue to generate and supply electricity while remaining work items are completed. NGP expects to assume full control of the power plant in late September and will declare an "in service date" shortly thereafter.

"We are extremely pleased with the plant performance exceeding the guarantee output signaling that the plant can produce significantly greater than 49.5 megawatts (MW) gross output. Early completion has resulted in NGP generating cash much earlier than previously forecasted and will result in a substantial interest cost savings to NGP," stated Brian Fairbank, President & CEO, Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. is an emerging renewable energy developer focused on 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, and Black Warrior (all of which are ideally situated in Nevada), and Crump Geyser in Oregon. These properties, which are at different levels of exploration and development, are estimated to have the potential for the generation of over 200 MW.

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