U.S. Geothermal Receives $33 Million Cash Grant at Neal Hot Springs

BOISE, IDAHO–(Marketwired – April 3, 2013) – U.S. Geothermal Inc. (TSX:GTH)(NYSE MKT:HTM), a leading renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, announced today that its subsidiary USG Oregon LLC received a payment of $32,749,541 from the U.S. Department of Treasury.

The cash grant is for Specified Energy Property in Lieu of Tax/Credits relating to the Neal Hot Springs geothermal power plant under Section 1603, Division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The proceeds of the cash grant will be used to fund $8.5 million in plant and well field cash reserves. Approximately $13.3 million of the grant is expected to pay down the outstanding project loan with the balance available for distribution to the equity partners.

About U.S. Geothermal:

U.S. Geothermal Inc. is a leading renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy and is operating geothermal power projects at Raft River, Idaho, San Emidio, Nevada and Neal Hot Springs, Oregon. The company is developing El Ceibillo, an advanced stage, steam geothermal prospect located within a 24,710 acre (100sq km) energy rights concession area located 8.5 miles (14 km) from Guatemala City, the largest city in Central America.

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