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CMU nets nearly $400,000 in geothermal funding

By District Energy posted 06-03-2024 18:26


The Daily Sentinel


Colorado Mesa University has been awarded nearly $400,000 in new funding to help continue growing its leading-edge geothermal system.

The Colorado Energy Office is providing the funding as part of $7.7 million in grant awards announced last week to advance the use of geothermal technology in the state. The funding will go to 35 projects involving things such as installing geothermal heat pumps in buildings, studying and developing interconnected geothermal systems known as thermal energy networks between buildings, and testing and confirming geothermal resources for electricity generation.

The office of Gov. Jared Polis said in a news release that grant recipients are expected to invest more than $100 million into the projects to leverage the state investment.

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