May 15, 2023

Routt County Geothermal Energy Workshop – “The heat beneath our feet” (May 17)

Geothermal energy will play a key role in the energy transition of the Yampa Valley, and its expansion is a climate and resilience strategy that supports the CAP. Join former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, now director for the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, at the Geothermal Gathering at Bud Werner Memorial Library Hall on May 17, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

The event, co-hosted by the Colorado Energy Office and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, aims to educate attendees about geothermal energy, including ground-source heat pumps and community geothermal heat pump systems. Read more about the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s GeoVision here.

Expert speakers include Matt Sares, Chief Hydrogeology Section, Colorado Division of Water Resources who will address geothermal regulations including ground-water protection.

Dr. Paul Morgan, Senior Geothermal Geologist at the Colorado Geological Survey and faculty member of the Colorado School of Mines Center for Space Resources, will discuss the geology of Steamboat Springs. Members from the Colorado Geothermal Energy Office will present on Colorado’s geothermal energy vision and funding opportunities for geothermal energy. Former Governor Bill Ritter of the Center for the New Energy Economy will moderate this event.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear why “the heat beneath our feet” holds great climate action-potential for the state and region.