This workshop was held on May 12, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Connect '09 Conference & Expo, the annual national conference for electric cooperative marketing, communication, and member service professionals.

The workshop focused on how geothermal heat pump systems can meet the energy goals of electric cooperatives while building system load factor and revenue. The presentations included information about geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems and how they work, benefits to utilities and co-op members, and federal support available for geothermal programs.


Geothermal Heat Pump Deployment Efforts at DOE
Jonathan Cross, U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office

Geothermal Resources Council: What's New in Geothermal Technologies?
Guy Nelson, Utility Geothermal Working Group

GHP Systems, How They Work and Why Customers Like Them
Steven Johnson, Cooperative Research Network

GHP Benefits to a Utility, its Customers, and the Environment
Paul Bony, ClimateMaster

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