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NV Energy Approves Commercial Operation Date For The McGinness Hills Geothermal Power Plant

August 20, 2012

RENO, Nev., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced today that NV Energy approved the Commercial Operation Date for the 30-MW (net capacity) McGinness Hills geothermal power plant located in Lander County, Nevada. Following the COD approval, the plant is receiving full energy prices from July 1, 2012.

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About Ormat Technologies
Ormat Technologies, Inc. is the only vertically integrated company primarily engaged in the geothermal and recovered energy power business. The company designs, develops, owns and operates geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants around the world. Additionally, the Company designs, manufactures and sells geothermal and recovered energy power units and other power-generating equipment, and provides related services. The company has more than four decades of experience in the development of environmentally-sound power, primarily in geothermal and recovered-energy generation. Ormat products and systems are covered by 82 U.S. patents. Ormat has engineered and built power plants, that it currently owns or has supplied to utilities and developers worldwide, over 1,500 MW of gross capacity. Ormat’s current generating portfolio includes the following geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants: in the United States – Brady, Brawley, Heber, Jersey Valley, Mammoth, McGinness Hills, Ormesa, Puna, Steamboat, Tuscarora, OREG 1, OREG 2, OREG 3 and OREG 4; in Guatemala – Zunil and Amatitlan; in Kenya – Olkaria III; and, in Nicaragua – Momotombo.

Ormat’s Safe Harbor Statement
Information provided in this press release may contain statements relating to current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about future events that are “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to Ormat’s plans, objectives and expectations for future operations and are based upon its management’s current estimates and projections of future results or trends. Actual future results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, see “Risk Factors” as described in Ormat Technologies, Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 29, 2012.

These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Ormat Technologies Contact: Investor Relations Contact:
    Dita Bronicki               Todd Fromer/Rob Fink
    CEO                         KCSA Strategic Communications
    775-356-9029                212-896-1215(Todd)/212-896-1206 (Rob)
    dbronicki@ormat.com         tfromer@kcsa.com / rfink@kcsa.com

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