Utilities are a natural partner for the geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry. Why? Because utilities have a broad consumer base and infrastructure, and need to both build load (sales) and levelize that demand to make the most efficient use of their electrical generation capacity throughout the year. GHPs are a technology that fills that niche.
The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) has long recognized the key role that electric service providers can play in the promotion of the technology. And today, with a slow economy and the changing nature of government incentives for GHPs, that support is more crucial than ever.
“The ability of GHPs to reduce on-peak kW demand has been demonstrated both in summer and