The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is in search for nominees for its GEA Honors 2013. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 for the awards program. Applications may be submitted for more than one award category. This year, awards will be given to GEA member companies in the following categories:
- Technological Advancement: Awarded to an individual or company that has developed a new, innovative or pioneering technology to further geothermal development.
- Environmental Stewardship: Awarded to an individual or company that has fostered outstanding environmental stewardship through the use of geothermal systems. This award will be presented in conjunction with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI).
- Economic Development: Awarded to an individual or company that has made a substantial contribution to the development of local, regional or national markets through the development of geothermal systems.
- Special Recognition: Nominations will also be accepted for special recognition of individuals and companies for outstanding achievement in the geothermal industry. These awards are open to GEA members, as well as non-member companies and individuals.
“After two successful years of honoring the best in the business, we are pleased to have the opportunity to again recognize the inspiring innovators and developers in the geothermal industry over the past year,” said Geothermal Energy Association Executive Director Karl Gawell. “Honorees will exemplify the great accomplishments and potential for the geothermal energy industry in the United States.”
Finalists will be named at the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo on Monday, Sept. 30. Winners will be announced in December.