Australian geothermal energy developer Geodynamics has announced that its 1 megawatt pilot plant, near Innamincka, is operating ahead of expectations.

The plant is getting energy from hot rocks at 4.2 kilometres below the surface, the deepest lying geothermal resources ever exploited. Only two other sites, one at Soulz in France and the other at Landau in Germany, use a similar enhanced geothermal system.

The company is now seeking commercial customers for its electricity before proceeding with a 5 to 10 megawatt plant.

Geodynamics has released the video clip below describing the project.