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GEO Urges WAPA to Reconsider GHPs

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) submitted comments to the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA - Lakewood, CO) for consideration as the agency looks toward defining its future. "We strongly urge you to take a fresh look at GHPs as part of an overall strategy to effectively help electric service providers build load while shaving peak during periods of high power ...Read More

Geothermal Heat Pumps are Renewable AND our Most Efficient HVAC Technology

By Doug Dougherty, President and CEO The question arises from time to time in building industry blogs about whether or not geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) are a source or renewable energy. GHPs don’t fit neatly into any box, but suffice it to say that their appeal is for their efficiency AND the abundant renewable energy that they provide. GHPs use ...Read More

DOE Quarterly Technology Document Now Includes GHPs

Last year, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) submitted comments to the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) on their Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR). But when the document was issued, it […]

GEO at Work in Illinois

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) has initiated a series of informational meetings with the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) and the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to discuss the value that geothermal […]

NEGPA Announces 1st Stakeholder Meeting with the New Hampshire PUC on Rulemakings to Establish SB 218

New Hampshire will soon grant renewable heat energy from biomass, solar, and geothermal heat pumps the same incentives given to electric utilities for renewable power supplies. The program will be initiated in January 2013. On June 19, New Hampshire Gov. Lynch signed SB 218, which includes renewable thermal energy as a compliance measure for utilities under the state's Renewable Portfolio ...Read More

GEO Lauds New Hampshire Thermal Energy Law for GHPs

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) lauds New Hampshire's recently passed law (SB 218) that allows thermal renewable energy sources to be used by electric utilities to meet energy purchase requirements under the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). The New Hampshire RPS requires power providers to source 23.8% of their electricity from renewable resources like wind, solar and biomass by 2025. ...Read More

Michigan Geo Energy Association Commits to Renewables Recognition

At its annual meeting, the Michigan Geothermal Energy Association (MGEA) agreed to pursue a state policy that would recognize geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) as a source of renewable energy, allowing utilities to count the technology against renewable energy mandates. Michigan's Renewable Energy Standard (RES) demands 10% of utility electricity be generated by renewable sources by 2015. MGEA members acknowledged that ...Read More