Australian listed geothermal energy company Geodynamics has announced the achivement of another major milestone, with the production of Australia’s first enhanced geothermal system (EGS) generated power at its 1MWe Habanero Pilot Plant.
The goal was achieved less than a month after the South Australian plant was brought online, and just over a month after the withdrawal of Origin Energy from the Innaminka geothermal joint venture.
Geodynamics says the successful commissioning of Habanero means the company will now commence with its planned demonstration trial and testing program, which is scheduled to run for around 100 days with completion in August 2013.
Managing director and CEO Geoff Ward described the successful generation of power at the pilot plant as a major milestone for the company and for geothermal power in Australia, as well as being a globally significant demonstration of EGS geothermal capability.
“This has been critical to allowing Geodynamics to achieve this milestone and demonstrate world leading capability in this area of geothermal technology,” he said. “We look forward to successfully completing the planned testing program.”