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California Geo Well Standards Project

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is soliciting broad participation from potential stakeholders for its Geothermal Heat Exchange Well Standards Update. Your input will be invaluable to their efforts […]

GEO Making Strides in Illinois

During the past month, Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President Doug Dougherty and GEO’s Illinois advocacy team convened a series of meetings with Illinois utility representatives and public policy officials to […]

GEO Attends NARUC for Second Straight Year

On Nov. 11-14, Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President and CEO, Doug Dougherty attended the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Representatives from all 50 states were in attendance for three days of presentations on a variety of subjects. Notable were two reports that GEO will use to help make its case for geothermal heat ...Read More

GEO Awards Gulf Power for GHP Promotion and Support

On Nov. 16, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Board of Directors voted unanimously to present The Southern Company / Gulf Power with its Utility Excellence Award. It recognizes "outstanding promotion of geothermal heat pumps by an Electric Service Provider to its customers as an efficient, renewable energy end-use alternative." "GEO appreciates Gulf Power/Southern Company's steadfast support of the geothermal heat ...Read More

Invitation to Participate in the Geothermal Heat Exchange Wells Standards Update Project

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is embarking on an update of the Geothermal Heat Exchange Well (GHEW) Standards and invites your participation. Update of the GHEW Standards is […]

Sanders Announces $1 Million On-Bill Financing Pilot Program

At a news conference in Burlington, VT, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced that a $1 million federal grant will help the Burlington Electric Department provide On-Bill Financing (OBF) to small business customers for energy efficiency projects, including geothermal heat pump installations. Sen. Sanders provided details of the new pilot program at a news conference with Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and ...Read More

SEER vs. EER for Utility DSM

In their 2012 paper, "The Importance of SEER and EER in Utility Air Conditioning Demand Side Management Programs," authors Mark Faulkenberry and Kalun Kelley (Western Farmers Electric Cooperative – Anadarko, OK), describe the inefficiency of depending solely on Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) when rating residential air conditioning equipment, and how it unfairly impacts geothermal heat pump technologies. SEER has ...Read More