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Oregon Tech’s Geothermal Power Plant is Full Steam Ahead

Jun 10, 2013
June 10, 2013, KLAMATH FALLS, ORE. –The Oregon Institute of Technology (“Oregon Tech”) and Batzer Construction Incorporated of Medford, Oregon entered into a final contract

June 10, 2013, KLAMATH FALLS, ORE. –The Oregon Institute of Technology (“Oregon Tech”) and Batzer Construction Incorporated of Medford, Oregon entered into a final contract last week to complete the infrastructure and installation of a new 1.75 MW geothermal power plant at the Oregon Tech Klamath Falls campus. The agreement marks the final phase for the completion of the project that is expected to be finished in December 2013. Upon completion of this project and the 2.0 MW solar array project with Solar City, Oregon Tech may become the first university in North America to reach a major goal to generate most—if not all—electrical power needed for the campus.

“Our goal is to be the first,” remarked Mary Ann Zemke, Vice President for Finance and Administration. “To get here, we have overcome many challenges through perseverance and accessing the unique technological knowledge of our faculty and staff.”

Please contact special project manager Bob Simonton at 541-968-2158 for any inquiries.


About Oregon Tech

Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven universities in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech has a full-service, residential campus in Klamath Falls and an urban, industry-focused campus in Wilsonville. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.

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