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CU will use geothermal power on campus — as a test — on its way to zero emissions

By District Energy posted 06-03-2024 15:06


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The University of Colorado Boulder may soon start using geothermal energy on campus if two new studies show future potential.
The use of heat from the Earth to generate on-site electricity will depend on the outcomes of the university studies after the state awarded CU two state grants totaling nearly $700,000.
“Geothermal energy, the heat beneath our feet, is an underutilized resource that can save people money on energy and improve air quality,” said Gov. Jared Polis Friday at a ceremony announcing the recipients of grants from the statewide Geothermal Energy Grant Program. CU’s funding was part of $7.7 million in grant awards announced for 35 projects to advance geothermal technology in Colorado.