The Lightning Dock Geothermal resource area, named after the mountain range just east of the project site, is located in the Animas Valley of southwest New Mexico, in Hidalgo County, approximately 20 miles southwest of Lordsburg, NM. The site is 9 miles south of Interstate 10, along State Highway 338. The area is accessible by paved roads and the terrain is flat.
In December of 2013, The Dale Burgett Geothermal Plant was commissioned and started delivering electricity to Public Service Company of New Mexico under a long term power purchase agreement. The first phase of this project will provide up to 4MW of electricity for sale. Development of the Lightning Dock No. 2 expansion is underway with an additional 6MW of generation planned for installation.
Lightning Dock Geothermal plant showing all four power blocks.
Lightning Dock’s power plant, production/injection lines, and production well