Geothermal Grant Program Recognized

The California Energy Commission’s Geothermal Grant and Loan Program has been recognized for its significant contributions to advancing geothermal technology, spurring economic development and protecting the environment.

Commissioner David Hochschild was on hand to receive the Honors Award from the Geothermal Energy Association this week.

The Geothermal Energy Association said the Energy Commission’s geothermal program is “an outstanding example of a state program that advances environmental quality and economic growth through a sustained effort.”

The Energy Commission’s geothermal program was created by legislation and has been operating since 1981. Since its inception the program has awarded close to $74 million to co-fund more than 180 geothermal projects.

The Geothermal Energy Association is a trade association comprised of companies that support the expanded use of geothermal energy.

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