Western GeoPower Corp. (WGP) has acquired approximately 3,000 acres of private geothermal leases with a confirmed high-temperature geothermal reservoir at South Brawley, Imperial County, California giving WGP the right to develop the geothermal reservoir and to build a plant for electricity generation. Commercial geothermal power has been generated continuously throughout Imperial County since the early 1980s, with the present generation level being about 530 MW from the Salton Sea, East Mesa and Heber plants. The leasehold is situated in the “South Brawley Known Geothermal Resource Area”, with extensive infrastructure throughout the region providing ready access for development.
WGP will retain Richmand, California-based GeothermEx to provide an independent assessment of the potential for the South Brawley leases and design a drilling program to confirm the resource. (Source: Western Geopower, May 6, 2009)
Contact: William Gee, Investor Relations, Western GeoPower, (604) 662-3338 ext. 115, www.geopower.ca GeothermEx, www.geothermex.com.