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Ormat Signs a 25-Year PPA With SCPPA for Its Casa Diablo-IV Geothermal Power Plant in California

CASA DIABLO-IV WILL BE THE FIRST GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT BUILT IN CAISO IN THE LAST 30 YEARS

RENO, Nev., March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ormat Technologies Inc. (ORA) today announced the signing of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between a subsidiary of the Company and Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA). Under the PPA, SCPPA will purchase 16MW of power generated by the expected 30MW Casa Diablo-IV (CD4) geothermal project located in Mammoth Lakes, California. SCPPA will resell the output to the City of Colton.

The CD4 power plant will be the first geothermal power plant built within the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) balancing authority in the last 30 years. The 16MW of energy deliveries under the PPA will begin no later than the end of 2021 with an extension option. The PPA is for a term of 25 years and has a fixed price of $68 per MWh. Ormat intends to sell the balance of 14MW to other offtakers or at the spot market.

Isaac Angel, CEO of Ormat Technologies said, “This strategic PPA supports Ormat’s long-term plans to grow our geothermal business domestically. CD4 Project is a new state-of-the-art air-cooled binary geothermal facility that is renewable and will have no CO2 emissions, will provide resource adequacy and ancillary benefits. CD4 will allow the City of Colton to meet its clean energy standards while also ensuring grid reliability. We are delighted to be chosen again by SCPPA and greatly appreciate their confidence in Ormat.”

“The Colton Electric Department looks forward to taking delivery of energy from a geothermal facility as the cornerstone of our renewable resources,” said, Colton Mayor, Frank Navarro. “CD4 will be a long-term, renewable resource with no greenhouse gas emissions and will provide resource adequacy capacity and energy at an affordable price to Colton’s ratepayers. CD4 will provide almost 25 percent of Colton’s annual energy supplies. This power purchase agreement with Ormat for CD4 demonstrates Colton’s commitment to a green economy with affordable energy prices for our citizen’s while committing to zero emission sustainable resources.”

ABOUT ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES

With over five decades of experience, Ormat Technologies, Inc. is a leading geothermal company and the only vertically integrated company engaged in geothermal and recovered energy generation (“REG”), with the objective of becoming a leading global provider of renewable energy. The Company owns, operates, designs, manufactures and sells geothermal and REG power plants primarily based on the Ormat Energy Converter – a power generation unit that converts low-, medium- and high-temperature heat into electricity. With 77 U.S. patents, Ormat’s power solutions have been refined and perfected under the most grueling environmental conditions. Ormat has 584 employees in the United States and 762 overseas. Ormat’s flexible, modular solutions for geothermal power and REG are ideal for vast range of resource characteristics. The Company has engineered, manufactured and constructed power plants, which it currently owns or has installed to utilities and developers worldwide, totaling over 2,900 MW of gross capacity. Ormat’s current 910 MW generating portfolio is spread globally in the U.S., Kenya, Guatemala, Indonesia, Honduras, and Guadeloupe. Ormat expanded its operations to provide energy storage and energy management solutions, by leveraging its core capabilities and global presence as well as through its Viridity Energy Solutions Inc. subsidiary, a Philadelphia-based company with nearly a decade of expertise and leadership in energy storage, demand response and energy management.

ORMAT’S SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

Information provided in this press release may contain statements relating to current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about future events that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to Ormat's plans, objectives and expectations for future operations and are based upon its management's current estimates and projections of future results or trends. Actual future results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties.

For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, see "Risk Factors" as described in Ormat’s Form 10-K/A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) March 1, 2019 and from time to time, in Ormat’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q that are filed with the SEC.

These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Ormat Technologies Contact:
Smadar Lavi
VP Corporate Finance and Head of Investor Relations
775-356-9029 (ext. 65726)
slavi@ormat.com
Investor Relations Agency Contact:
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Hayden - IR
646-415-8972
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