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Carl E. Avers, a long-time figure in the district energy industry and the first recipient of IDEA’s Norm Taylor Award, in 1986, passes away

By District Energy posted 11-30-2022 15:34

  

 Carl Avers, IDEA Chair, 1986 

Carl E. Avers, a long-time figure in the district energy industry and the first recipient of IDEA’s Norm Taylor Award, in 1986, passed away on Nov. 18.

Avers, a former IDEA chair, was co-founder of Thermal Ventures Inc. and was considered one of the drivers behind an industry renaissance that emerged in the 1980s. “A talented engineer and a visionary, Carl mentored and inspired dozens of IDEA professionals who continue to work across the industry today,” said Rob Thornton, IDEA’s president and CEO. Avers had a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Tech and did postgraduate work in economics and finance at Stanford University.

According to Michigan Tech’s website, he began his career as a junior engineer at the San Diego Gas & Electric Company and was a founder of Applied Energy Inc. and a director at Catalyst Energy & Development Corp. and Entropy Systems Inc. Avers was a registered engineer in California, Tennessee and Florida.


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