Geothermal Power Station – Isla Sorna (C/N)

Located behind the Laboratory Complex on the far end of the Worker Village on Isla Sorna, the Geothermal Power Station was a large blocky building with a metal roof the size of a power plant that would be used to power the entirety of a single small town. The area around the Geothermal Plant stunk of sulfur that was a natural occurring element of volcanism, which the Plant was accessing for it’s energy. The Plant is noted to be incredibly advanced for it’s time.

The exterior was a windowless, featureless, concrete structure marked only by a corrugated steel rim at the top used for ventilation. The vents at the top were rusted brown and were adorned with flecks of volcanic sulfur by the many year of neglect since InGen abandoned the island in late 1989. The entrance was a heavy steel door located at the back of the building. The interior was a maze of piping, their respective valves all coated in sulfur. A vent inside the plant housed a turbine made of a gold alloy. Along one wall was an electrical panel that was spotted with mold and dented in several portions.

As Eddie Carr described the process InGen used, the plant tapped into the Earth’s natural heat energy, either gas or steam, and piped it up through the floor. The extracted heat is then used to boil water in a closed cycles, which then moves the turbine to create electrical power. An unfortunate side effect to geothermal power was that it was often incredibly corrosive, however the Isla Sorna Geothermal Plant showed little to none of this corrosion.