The Makushin geothermal project in Unalaska

A new geothermal project in Alaska



 The Makushin Geothermal Project in Unalaska, Alaska has secured federal funding!

We're proud to be a part of the project alongside Chena Power and the Qawalangin Tribe With the support of Senator Lisa Murkowski.


The U.S. Senator for Alaska, Lisa Murkowski – a long time supporter for geothermal energy in the U.S. – announced that the geothermal project in Unalaska, Alaska has secured $2.5 million in federal funding. 


Among the total funding for the state of $230 million is the geothermal project at Makushin at Unalaska that got $2.5 million. The project is a joint development by Chena Power and the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska.


This project aim to build 30 MW geothermal power plant for the city of Unalaska with the Makushin Volcano project site 14 miles from the city.

Ormat's part in this project is the engineering & procurement, a contract that were signed in September 2021 with estimated cost of $90 million.


Makushin volcano