Colorado workshop presents geoexchange business case for utilities

 Western invites utility customers in the Rocky Mountain Region to a workshop Aug. 4 on the Bottom Line Benefits of Geoexchange for Utilities, presented by the Colorado Geothermal Working Group.

Geoexchange systems offer utilities numerous advantages, from lowering peak demands to saving heating and cooling costs for their customers.  Yet few Colorado utilities are embracing this technology at a scale that could produce significant bottom line results.  

 This workshop will discuss utility and customer benefits, examine sample business models and explore creative financing mechanisms that favor the geoexchange business model.  Case studies from Colorado and other national utility companies will demonstrate how these programs work—and the financial advantages they provide.

The agenda includes speakers from the geothermal industry, as well as utility and government leaders. Presentations will highlight experiences with geoexchange in the region.

The meeting will be held at the Tri-State Generation and Transmission headquarters in Westminster, Colo., from 1 to 4:30 p.m.  This workshop is free and open to the public, however must RSVP to reserve your place.