GEO Presents GHPs in Oregon
Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Manager of Communications and Outreach Ted Clutter presented “The Status of the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry” at a meeting in Bend, OR sponsored by the Oregon Geothermal Working Group and the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC – Davis, CA).
“The agenda provided a good opportunity for GEO to make the case for GHPs before an audience of government and utility representatives primarily interested in development of high-temperature, deep geologic resources of geothermal steam for power production. The audience of 50—including a number of interested citizens—was very attentive to the thermal renewable energy production that can be achieved with relatively simple, inexpensive and distributed GHP equipment for homes and buildings,” Clutter said.
GEO will work with the Energy Policy Division of the Oregon Department of Energy, the Geo-Heat Center at the Oregon Institute of Technology, the GRC and GEO members to help convene a spring meeting in Portland, OR that will focus on GHPs and geothermal direct use (low-temperature hot water resources that can be used for heating and agriculture).