Lawmakers Tour Peppermill Geothermal Plant
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Lawmakers Tour Peppermill Geothermal Plant

KTVN | January 2019

If you've driven down South Virginia Street, you've probably seen the Peppermill. You may not know that the property has its own geothermal plant that provides heat to the whole facility. The property tapped into the resource in the 70's and took a gamble on a large-scale project back in 2010. It's now the largest of its kind in the country.

"The gamble paid off," said Geothermal Plant Manager John Kassai. "Right now we produce 850 gallons a minute in the Summer and 1200 gallons a minute in the wintertime. We heat this whole facility, including the pools, the domestic water and the ramp for the parking garage."

This evening, lawmakers and energy experts from across the state toured the facility. Tapping into Nevada's geothermal resources is a topic on the docket for the next legislative session that starts on Monday and the Peppermill project is an example of how to do just that.

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