California News

CGEC Assessment Tallies GHP Energy Advantages

Recognizing that geothermal energy for heating and cooling homes and buildings has been largely ignored in state policy, the California Energy Commission (CEC) released a major study in late July from the California Geothermal Energy Collaborative (CGEC – UC Davis) — Assessment of California’s Low Temperature Geothermal Resources: Geothermal Heat Pump Efficiencies by Region. The […]

California Releases Geothermal Heat Pump Evaluation Report

At the end of July, the California Energy Commission (CEC) released its Staff Paper, Geothermal Heat Pump and Ground Loop Technologies. The report provides a brief overview of the technology, and details the barriers faced by the geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry. It also provides proposed solutions suggested by industry and CEC staff responses. Assembly […]

CaliforniaGeo Webinar February 19

Register today to attend the CaliforniaGeo webinar, Geo101 - Geothermal Heat Pumps. In this 90-minute session, you will learn the basics of geo heat pump systems from a leading expert in the industry. One hour of Continuing Education Credit will be provided to participants by the U.S. Green Building Code Northern California Chapter.

Study Examines a Higher RPS Standard for California

A study jointly sponsored by California’s five largest electric utilities evaluates the operational challenges, potential solutions, and cost consequences of a higher Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) in California by 2030. It examines scenarios that combine a 40% or 50% RPS with 7,000 megawatts of behind-the-meter distributed generation in 2030 and finds that significant integration challenges […]

GEO Speaks to California Prop 39

In a letter to the California Energy Commission, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) commented on Proposition 39 Draft Guidelines for School Energy Projects (Docket 13-CCEJA-1), seeking to elevate the importance of geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) in the state’s energy efficiency efforts.“GEO is concerned that in their current form, the Prop 39 Draft Guidelines for School Energy Projects places such a ...Read More

CaliforniaGeo Webinar – Geo101: Geothermal Heat Pumps

CaliforniaGeo is pleased to introduce Geo101 - Geothermal Heat Pumps: the first in a series of educational, fact based and marketing-free geo heat pump webinars. The educational series is co-sponsored by GEO – The Geothermal Exchange Organization. You don't need to be an engineer to benefit from this 90-minute presentation, but you might feel like one when it's over. Don't ...Read More

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 in revising the standard for California, which is hoped to facilitate more installations of geothermal heat pumps across the state. DWR’s update of the GHEW […]