Turboden has started-up a 17.5 MW geothermal power plant in Velika Ciglena, north east Croatia. The project exploits steam and hot water at 170°C to produce electricity to feed the local power grid.
The spring was discovered in 1990 by INA-Naftaplin during an underground exploration for oil. The oil was never found, instead, this promising potential for geothermal energy was discovered.
The generating capacity is expected to grow with similar projects. To date, Turboden has installed more than 370 plants worldwide with a total capacity of 604 MW.