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Registration open for 2023 Geothermal Collegiate Competition

By District Energy posted 08-12-2023 15:04


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Registration is officially open for the U.S. Department of Energy 2023 Geothermal Collegiate Competition. This competition invites teams from collegiate institutions to develop real-world geothermal solutions for communities while competing for USD10,000 in cash prizes and gaining resume experience in the renewable energy industry.

Links and instructions to register are available at the official event website. Interested teams may also participate in an informational webinar on 15 August 2023. Registration closes on 4 October 2023.

The Geothermal Collegiate Competition invites participation by teams of at least three students enrolled in accredited U.S.-based collegiate institutions or U.S. citizens enrolled at non-U.S.-based collegiate institutions. There is no cost to register or participate.

For this year’s competition, teams can submit proposals for either one of two tracks:

  • For the Technical Track, teams will present a qualitative justification for deploying a geothermal district heating and cooling (GDHC) system in the proposed district (community or campus) and a conceptual design of a geothermal system based upon community needs, available resources, and prospective benefits to that community.
  • For the Policy Track, teams will present a qualitative justification for deploying a GDHC system in the proposed district (community or campus), an analysis of the regulatory environment, and a financial incentives and economic assessment.

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