On Wednesday October 2, the last morning of 2013 GRC Annual Meetings and GEA’s Geothermal Energy Expo in Las Vegas, the GEA organization showcased several of its participants. Additionally and for the first time, a GEA membership was given as a booth prize by an existing GEA member, TAS Energy. The winner and newest member of the organization is SPX Cooling Technologies:
Leslie Blodgett, GEA ~ Announcing from the Expo, GEA events director Kathy Kent recognized the finalists for this year’s GEA Honors, the industry program to award individuals and companies that have made significant contributions to the development of the geothermal industry, in three categories. Finalists for the most inspiring developments are: in Technological Advancement – AltaRock Energy, SPX Heat Transfer, and US Geothermal & TAS Energy’s Neal Hot Springs Project; in Environmental Stewardship – Dale Merrick for Canby Geothermal; and in Economic Development – GGE Chile and GeothermEx. Stay tuned for a press release detailing their work. Further Special Recognition awards to individuals will be announced later this year along with the winners from this list of finalists.
Two exhibits were chosen for Best in Show booth awards. Pictured here are recipients Expro:
and Best in Show booth award recipients Rain for Rent:
And finally, receiving GEA’s booth giveaway of an iPad 2, pictured here is Bridget Dalin of POWER Engineers. To win, Dalin completed a “passport” by visiting all 55 GEA member booths out of 125 exhibitors:
GEA looks forward to next year’s GRC Annual Meeting and GEA Geothermal Energy Expo event in Portland. Oregon has seen several recent developments including its first commercial geothermal power plant, Neal Hot Springs (U.S. Geothermal & TAS Energy technology) and the Newberry Enhanced Geothermal System demo (AltaRock technology) – both among the GEA Honors finalists.