On September 26th, GTI’s Jim Hollis participated in the Colorado Energy Office’s hosted dialog “Harnessing Earth’s Heat: Geothermal Energy and Carbon Management” in Denver, Colorado. The invitation only event was attended by both academic and industry leaders with a focus on accelerating Colorado’s adoption of green, baseload electrical power generation from Deep Geothermal, as well as environmentally friendly heating/cooling applications from Shallow Geothermal. The meeting included presentations, panels, networking opportunities, and closing remarks from Colorado Governor Jared Polis, a strong proponent of harnessing geothermal energy with his “Heat Beneath Our Feet” initiative.
About the Colorado Energy Office
The core of the Colorado Energy Office’s vision is inclusive, striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and consumer energy costs by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency and zero emission vehicles to benefit all Coloradans. Inherent in this vision is the necessity to drive changes in energy production and use, the built environment, land use and transportation systems in a way that not only reduces negative impacts from these systems but also counteracts racist and discriminatory policy by providing benefits to disproportionately-impacted communities, people of color and underserved populations.
About Govenor Polis’ “Heat Beneath Our Feet” Initiative
Governor Jared Polis of Colorado launched The Heat Beneath Our Feet (HBOF) as his 2023 Western Governors Association (WGA) Chair Initiative. The initiative examines opportunities for and barriers to the increased deployment of geothermal energy technologies for both electricity generation and heating and cooling systems in western states, which contain the vast majority of high-yield geothermal energy capacity in the U.S.
About Geothermal Technologies, Inc.:
Geothermal Technologies (GTI) was founded in 2018 to commercialize technology that was developed at the Johns Hopkins University. GTI’s GenaSys™ Geothermal Energy Harvesting System revolutionizes how we harness renewable energy. GTI’s innovative technologies, when coupled with recently developed oil & gas and power generation technologies, enable the company to produce clean, renewable, low cost, baseload electricity, throughout the world, for decades to come. The company has recently secured a series of GenaSys geothermal power well permits from the state of Colorado and hopes to begin construction soon.