November 29, 1807 - The South East Delta Link, the railway that connects Coldwater and Westwood, is completed.
May 18, 1901 - A group of geologists start a survey project at the base of Mount Jordan.
September 9, 1902 - The geologists confirm the mountain is an active vulcano.
June 14, 1903 - The geologists conclude that the site is suitable for a geothermal powerplant. The amount of power the heat and steam in the underground tunnels would create a massive boost in the area's energy production when harnased right.
The South East Delta with the South East Delta Link (SADL) running through it's landscape.
The geologists first present their idea to the city counsil of Coldwater, but the so called 'experts' find building a multi-million dollar powerplant next to an active vulcano too risky. Crazy right?!
When presented to the city of Westwood, however, the plan was received well and after more extensive research on the plan and the vulcano the green light was given. Preperations for the project started on October 7th, 1904.
As luck would have it there was already a railway nearby, which made the transportation of goods to the construction site a lot easier. Erecting a freight station west of the river would be the most ideal solution as it would provide the most direct route to the vulcano without having to cross the river.
Overview of the South East Delta region with the proposed location for the freight station.
Freight station completed, but with no source of power it could not yet operate at full capacity. A road to the constructionsite was also being built.
With the freight station and the road to the construction site complete, work could begin on preparing the mountain side for the power plant. Trees would have to be cut down and good part of the mountain excavated and flattened. Work on this began early 1905.
The power plant was completed ahead of schedule in December 1905.