Ormat Technologies Inc is a Delaware corporation formed in 1994. The Company is engaged in the geothermal and recovered energy power business. It designs, develops, builds, owns, and operates clean, environmentally friendly geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants, in many cases using equipment that it designs and manufactures. The Company conducts its business activities in two business segments, which it refers to as its Electricity Segment and Product Segment. In its Electricity Segment, it develops, builds, owns and operates geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants in the United States and geothermal power plants in other countries around the world and sells the electricity it generates. In its Product Segment, it designs, manufactures and sells equipment for geothermal and recovered energy-based electricity generation, remote power units and other power generating units and provides services relating to the engineering, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance of geothermal and recovered energy power plants. Both its Electricity Segment and Product Segment operations are conducted in the United States and throughout the world. The Company is currently in various stages of development of new power plants, construction of new power plants and expansion of existing power plants. Its growth plan includes its share of approximately 78 MW in generating capacity from geothermal power plants in the United States and Kenya that are expected to come on-line in the next two years. Under the The Sarulla Project the Company is a 12.75% member of a consortium which is in the process of developing a geothermal power project in Indonesia with expected generating capacity of approximately 330 megawatts (MW). The project will be constructed in three phases over a period of five years, with each phase utilizing the Company's 110 MW to 120 MW combined cycle geothermal plants in which the steam first produces power in a backpressure steam turbine and is subsequently condensed in a vaporizer of a binary plant, which produces additional power. The project is located in Tapanuli Utara, North Sumatra, Indonesia. In addition, the Company is constructing a Solar PV project in the U.S. and is developing ground-mounted and roof-top Solar PV projects in Israel. The Company's main competitors among geothermal power plant owners and developers in the United States are CalEnergy, Calpine, Terra-Gen Power LLC, ENEL SpA and other smaller-sized pure play developers. The Company's projects are required to comply with numerous domestic and foreign federal, regional, state and local statutory and regulatory environmental standards and to maintain numerous environmental permits and governmental approvals that are required for their operation.
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