The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announced today the winners of their 2014 GEA Honors, which recognizes companies, projects, and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the geothermal industry. The winners were selected in categories including Technological Advancement, Economic Development and Environmental Stewardship. Now in its fourth year, GEA also provides special recognition of companies and individuals who have made notable advances and achievements for geothermal energy. GEA will present the Honors at an awards ceremony as part of the upcoming National Geothermal Summit being held in Reno August 5th and 6th. The Energy Department's National Geothermal Data System, deployed this year, received special recognition.
The following companies and individuals will be awarded 2014 GEA Honors in the following categories:
Environmental Stewardship: Awarded for fostering outstanding environmental stewardship through the use of geothermal systems to the Salton Sea Restoration & Renewable Energy Initiative: Imperial Irrigation District in partnership with the County of Imperial.
Technological Advancement: There are three companies being awarded for Technological Advancement in 2014. Awardees are: Baker Hughes; Power Engineers; and Ormat Technologies.
Economic Development: Awarded for making a substantial contribution to the development of local, regional or national markets through the development of geothermal systems: Dewhurst Group/Grupo Dewhurst.
Special Recognition: The Special Recognition Award is presented to the following companies and individuals for their outstanding achievement in the geothermal industry: Mono County Board of Supervisors; AltaRock Energy Inc.; The National Geothermal Data System (NGDS); Bill Price- Enel Green Power North America; Dita Bronicki- Ormat; James C. Hanks, President, Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors; Greg Mines, Hillary Hanson and Rachel Wood, Idaho National Laboratory.
More detailed information on the awardees is available on-line at http://www.geo-energy.org.