Permit approved for geothermal expansion

Permit approved for geothermal expansion
Published: 11 January 2008

An Oregon-based power company received a special use permit Wednesday night to establish a cement blending facility on Beasley Drive off the Carson Highway in Churchill County. The Churchill County Planning Commission granted the special use permit to Vulcan Power Company. In its application,
the company states the cement blending facility will assist with its geothermal drilling program.

Dennis Shaver, cementing manager for Vulcan Power, said the facility west of Fallon will also serve a Hazen geothermal drilling project. The location near the intersection of the Reno Highway and Carson Highway means the company can truck its dry cement mix to either Hazen or Salt Wells.