Board of Supervisors approved Ormat’s East Brawley Geothermal Project

By Mario Conde

The County Board of Supervisors approved Ormat’s East Brawley Geothermal project at Tuesday’s public hearing meeting.

The proposed East Brawley Geothermal Project would construct a new 49.9 net megawatt binary power plant composed of six Ormat Energy Converters, an expanded geothermal well field beyond the six exploration wells, and pipelines to carry the geothermal brine to the power plant for 30 years.

Imperial County Board of Supervisors will support the Imperial County Desert Museum

By Mario Conde

The Imperial County Board of Supervisors will support the Imperial County Desert Museum in getting the funding and support they need to keep cultural artifacts.

The item was requested by Supervisor Jack Terrazas who introduced Neal Hitch, Executive Director of the Imperial Desert Museum. The main work of the museum over the last two years, Hitch said, has been the recuration of the Imperial Valley College Archaeology Collection, which is being completed under the Memorandum of Agreement with Imperial Valley College.