Ormat Updates Status of Amatitlan Power Plant

Jun 07, 2010, 04:57 ET from Ormat Technologies, Inc.

RENO, Nev., June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) today updated the status of its Amatitlan project in Guatemala.

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Amatitlan's gathering system was damaged following tropical storm 'Agatha', which struck Guatemala last week. The Company believes that most of the wells can be connected to the 20 MW plant quickly and partial operation of the power plant will resume as soon as the cleanup of the volcanic ash is completed. The Project was temporarily shut down following the May 28th volcanic eruption of Volcan de Pacya. It is not possible at this time to estimate when the power plant will be back on line in full operation.

The Company is in contact with its insurance carrier regarding physical damage to equipment and business interruption caused to the Plant.

About Ormat Technologies

Ormat Technologies, Inc. is the only vertically-integrated company primarily engaged in the geothermal and recovered energy power business. The Company designs, develops, owns and operates geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants around the world. Additionally, the Company designs, manufactures and sells geothermal and recovered energy power units and other power-generating equipment, and provides related services. The Company has more than four decades of experience in the development of environmentally-sound power, primarily in geothermal and recovered-energy generation. Ormat products and systems are covered by 75 U.S. patents. Ormat has engineered and built power plants, that it currently owns or has supplied to utilities and developers worldwide, totaling approximately 1300 MW of gross capacity. Ormat's current generating portfolio includes the following geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants: in the United States - Brady, Brawley, Heber, Mammoth, Ormesa, Puna, Steamboat, OREG 1, OREG 2 and Peetz; in Guatemala - Zunil and Amatitlan; in Kenya – Olkaria III; and, in Nicaragua - Momotombo.

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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:

Investor Relations Contact:

Dita Bronicki

Marybeth Csaby/Rob Fink

CEO

KCSA Strategic Communications

775-356-9029

212-896-1236 (Marybeth)/212-896-1206 (Rob)

dbronicki@ormat.com

mcsaby@kcsa.com/  rfink@kcsa.com

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