John Ciovacco’s Review of Trip to Colorado & Vancouver Area

People posing in front of big thermal energy systems with lots of pipes.

LINK to Recording from LET’S TALK Session 9/22/2023:

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John Ciovacco – NY-GEO Board Member and President of Aztech Geothermal has just returned from a trip out West to a NREL workshop, plus tours of sewer waste heat recovery, and thermal energy network (TEN) systems. The catalyst for the trip was the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) workshop titled Decarbonizing Communities with District Geothermal which invited approximately 25 outside experts and key stakeholders to address about 25 DOE staff in Golden Colorado. To further leverage the long trip, John arranged tours with generous people linked to some key clean thermal energy projects out West, with emphasis on large and community scale systems. 

John will provide an overview of the NREL workshop and will run through photos and narrate the many terrific tours:

  • National Western Center Sewer Waste Heat Recovery – Denver, CO 
  • Colorado Mesa University – Grand Junction, CO 
  • Alexandra District Energy Utility – Richmond, BC 
  • SHARC Factory Visit & Four Site Visits – Vancouver Area, BC

As a reminder, Let’s Talk is now held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. Our next discussion will take place Friday, October 13 at 3:00 p.m.