Fires Damage 5 CA Cooling Towers

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5 Cooling Towers Burned in CA Wildfires | F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems 

Fires from the California wildfire has damaged five cooling towers at the Geysers Geothermal Power Generation facility.  

Geysers is the world's largest geothermal power production operation and sits on 45 square miles in Sonoma County.  The facility sustained major damage to five cooling towers, power lines, and communication lines.  

"We got a report this morning the wind is shifting away from Geysers.  Then we got a report the wind had shifted back.  It's such a dynamic situation," said Brett Kerr, Spokesman for Calpine.

Geysers provides more than 10% of Calpine's electricity generation in California. California is moving away from fossil fuels and Geysers uses naturally occurring steam beneath the earth's surface to provide power, so this plant is a significant source of energy for California.

Steven Greenlee, spokesman for California Independent System Operator says that the fire at Geysers has not effected electric service in the state.

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