Panel Session 1G: Growth of Geothermal Energy Networks in the US and Throughout the World

Description: Geo - Thermal Energy Networks (TENs) are utility scale infrastructure projects that connect multiple buildings into a shared network with sources of thermal energy like geothermal boreholes, abandoned oil and gas wells, surface water, and wastewater infrastructure. This panel will provide insights from across the world on implementation of these energy networks utilizing various strategies and temperature variations.

Moderator: Caity Smith, Zanskar Geothermal


  • Erick Burns, USGS
  • Jay Egg, Egg Geo
  • Dr. Alexis McKittrick, DOE - GTO
  • Lynn Mueller, SHARC Energy Systems Inc.
  • Robert Vilches, UA Pipefitters and Steamfitters