October 1, 2008

Ceremony to Launch Geothermal Project

HONEYVILLE, Box Elder County -- The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday in Box Elder County for a new 100 megawatt geothermal power plant that will supply energy to Riverside, Calif.

The public is invited to the noon ceremony in Honeyville, located seven miles north of Brigham City. Indian dancers, singers and drummers will be featured throughout the event.

Construction is expected to be complete in 2010. Shoshone tribal leaders have signed a 30-year agreement with Riverside Public Utilities to supply electricity from the plant. Next year, construction will begin on four similar plants in southern Idaho.

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