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Geothermal Power Plant

Client
GeoProducts Corporation*
Objective
Secure federal financial assistance for the world's first hybrid geothermal-biomass electric power plant at Honey Lake in northern California.
Course of Action
Lobbied Congress to block proposed rescission by Reagan administration of feasibility study funding grant.
Sought congressional appropriations of $2.55 million in "bridge financing" to keep project afloat.
Results
Stopped proposed rescission of feasibility study funds.
Secured bridge financing at critical juncture.
Project was widely recognized as one of the DOE Division of Geothermal Energy's greatest successes.
This 30MWe power plant is still operating.
*My first major client. Thanks Ken and Alex!
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Edited on: May 19, 2006