GEO Meets with Ohio PUC

GEO President Doug Dougherty met with the Ohio Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to discuss the value of geothermal heat pumps in economic development, energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives. He presented GEO documents that demonstrated how geothermal heat pump installations can create jobs, reduce peak electric generation, improve load factors and lessen the strain on the electric transmission grid. “Ohio PUC officials were very receptive to the benefits of our technology and pledged to examine their authority under state statute to determine their options for promoting GHPs,” said Dougherty. “GEO is pressing forward at the state level to get public policy implemented or changed to acknowledge GHPs as both efficient AND renewable. Ohio is the latest in our growing list of states.”