The Repowering of the Lightning Dock Geothermal Plant in New Mexico
13 December 2019
Lightning Dock is a Geothermal plant located in the Animas Valley of southwest New Mexico, in Hidalgo County.
In 2013, a first 4 MWe plant was manufactured to deliver electricity to Public Service Company of New Mexico, with plans to further enlarge it to 10 MW. However, due to performance difficulties related to availability and efficiency of the existing plant, the second phase of the development was never completed. In 2017 Lightning Dock Geothermal - a company that belongs to Cyrq Energy - chooses Turboden as geothermal solutions provider to design and supply a new plant, more efficient, that can guarantee the awaited results.
The solution of a single axial turbine proposed by Turboden allows to increase the nominal output to 13.7 MWe and off design up to 15.2 MWe.
The plant is in operation from the end of 2018 and here below you can find the related GRC Bulletin article.