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The first power plant to be built in the Salton Sea area in 20 years was recognized in December by Power Engineering magazine as the most innovative geothermal project of the year. Sixty miles east of San Diego, the area holds one of the highest temperature resources for geothermal energy, with a capacity of 2 GW. The company plans to break ground on a second 50 MW plant this year. In terms of area covered, Salton Sea is the largest lake in California and saltier than the Pacific Ocean.

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