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GEA Honors 2013


The purpose of GEA Honors is to recognize individuals and companies that have made significant contributions to the development of the geothermal industry. The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), along with its member companies, has formed the GEA Honors award program to showcase the most inspiring developments in the geothermal industry.

GEA Honors 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.
  • 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.

Other nominations will be accepted for special recognition of individuals and companies for outstanding achievement in the geothermal industry. These awards are open to both GEA Members, and non-member companies and individuals. New this year, Environmental Stewardship will be open to both GEA Members, and non-members.

  • Environmental Stewardship- Awarded to 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). 

Nomination Process:

Selection Process:

  • Nominations will be evaluated and voted on by a committee of the GEA Board members. Nominations for the Environmental Stewardship award will also be evaluated in conjunction with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI).
  • Upon selection, an Honoree will be presented with an Award at an Awards Ceremony as part of the National Geothermal Summit 2014, Wednesday afternoon, August 5th,  in Reno, NV.

Criteria for Award Selection:

  • Involvement in the industry
  • Contributions to the development and promotion of the industry
  • Leadership and success
  • Innovative use or furthering of industry resources 
  • Positive overall environmental footprint: air/water/land protection
  • Community engagement and education
  • Creation of jobs


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