Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. Announces Hotter than Anticipated Temperatures at Blue Mountain 28A-14 Development Well-Higher Capacity; Hotter, Shallower

September 11, 2006

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (TSX VENTURE: NGP)(OTCBB: NGLPF) is pleased to announce preliminary results from the successful initial development well at Blue Mountain. The well 28A-14 flowed at a high volume of super-heated water unassisted from depths between 2240 feet (683 metres) and 2815 feet (858 metres). The temperature measured at the bottom of the well, exceeded expectations at 361 degrees F (183 degrees C). NGP is currently completing a 12-hour flow test to determine the well capacity and flow characteristics. 

“We are delighted by the results at 28A-14, as this will be a high-volume geothermal well with a capacity greater than 5 MW. The higher temperatures encountered at shallower depths than expected are highly encouraging. These are the highest temperatures yet measured at Blue Mountain,” stated Brian Fairbank, CEO & President. “If the next wells continue to encounter these high temperatures, it would result in higher average well capacities and lower costs.”

NGP will move the production drill rig 1500 feet (500 metres) south to well site 38-14 by mid September. At the new location, a 20-inch casing has already been set to 600 feet (183 metres). Comparatively high temperature conditions and boiling water were encountered. The well is expected to yield similar results to 28A-14.

(See attached photo of 28A-14 flow test taken on Sunday, September 10, 2006 by clicking on the following link: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/ngp0911.jpg).

About Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. is a renewable energy company exploring and developing geothermal projects in the United States to provide electrical energy that is clean, efficient and sustainable. NGP is committed to the geothermal industry and currently owns a 100% leasehold interest in the Blue Mountain, Pumpernickel, Black Warrior projects in Nevada and the Crump Geyser Project in southern Oregon. Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

Brian D. Fairbank, P. Eng., President & CEO

This Press Release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We have tried, whenever possible, to identify these forward-looking statements using words such as “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “expects”, “plans”, “intends”, “potential” and similar expressions. These statements reflect our current belief and are based upon currently available information. Accordingly, such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements. We undertake no obligation to update or advise in the event of any change, addition, or alteration to the information catered in this Press Release including such forward-looking statements.

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Contacts:
Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
Shelley Kirk
Investor Inquiries
(604) 688-1553 x 118 or Toll Free: 1-866-688-0808 x 118
sfkirk@nevadageothermal.com
www.nevadageothermal.com

Pro-Edge Consultants Inc.
Tracy Weslosky
Managing Partner
(416) 581-0177 or Toll Free: 1-866-544-9622

Pro-Edge Consultants Inc.
Fred Cowans
Managing Partner
(416) 581-0177 or Toll Free: 1-866-544-9622
info@pro-edge.com
www.pro-edge.com

SOURCE:  Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

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