GR Colorado RIG Field Trip Through Colorado's Front Range

July 27, 2024
Golden/Idaho Springs, Colorado

We have completely booked this trip.

We are excited for the first ever Geothermal Rising Colorado RIG geothermal field trip through Colorado's Front Range, as we unravel the geological features that set up potential geothermal resources deep in the Denver Basin.

Photos to be posted soon!

This field trip delves into the heart of the earth's thermal energy, focusing on the Lyons Formation and Pre-Cambrian basement outcrops along the Front Range for their geothermal energy potential. The primary objective of this field trip is to explore the geologic nature associated with geothermal potential nestled within the Denver Basin and the Colorado Mineral Belt and to discuss the geothermal exploration potential of these two formations.

Our investigation into the Lyons Formation provides insights into its depositional history, lithology, mineralogy, and thermal conductivity, which are crucial factors in assessing its suitability for geothermal energy extraction. Additionally, we will discuss a core-based study in hydrothermal alterations within the Lyons Formation beneath Wattenberg Field, offering valuable clues to the geothermal reservoirs that lie deep in the basin. Venturing into the realm of the Pre-Cambrian basement, participants will visit ancient outcrops rich with hydrothermal alteration and structural influences. Through detailed observations and analysis, we aim to decipher the complex interplay of geological forces that have shaped these formations over millennia. Understanding these structural nuances is pivotal for understanding geothermal resources in Colorado. Additionally, these formations are associated with ongoing geothermal exploration projects deep within the Denver Basin.

The field trip will be guided by Dr. Steve Sonnenberg of Colorado School of Mines and Dr. Lew Kleinhans, Exploration Geologist. The field trip will start in Golden on the Colorado School of Mines campus on Saturday July 27th and end in Idaho Springs at Beau Jo's Pizza for lunch, with pizza and beer provided by the GR CO RIG!   Field trip details will be sent out to registrants before the event, along with a field guide to each of our stop locations. 


Southwestern CO GR RIG In-Person/Hybrid Meeting and Geothermal Presentation

August 9, 2024
Durango, Colorado

On Friday, August 9th (5:30-8:30 pm) the CO GR RIG is organizing an in-person/hybrid event at Carver Brewing Company in Durango, Colorado, please join us!

At this meeting, our guest speaker will be Dr. Holly Brunkal, Lecturer in Engineering and Geology at Western Colorado University, on "Creating a Nexus for Geothermal in SW CO".  Dr. Brunkal is a senior lecturer with 11 years of teaching experience and is previously the Director of the Western – CU Boulder Partnership Program. She is actively involved with a proposed ‘energy learning center’ at the University to offer training and workshops on community geothermal utilization opportunities and workforce training in SW CO.

For those able to attend in-person, please stick around for happy hour and networking!

You can register for the event using the link below; This is limited to 40 attendees.

Register here

For those attending virtual here is the Zoom link please register for the Virtual portion of the meeting:

2024 CleanTech Innovation Showcase

June 14, 2024
Seattle, Washington

Geothermal Rising's Pacific Northwest Regional Iinterest Group (RIG) will be at the 2024 CleanTech Alliance Innovation Showcase. This event is focused on emerging technologies and draws participants from across our region from government, investors, climate activists, sustainability officers, etc.  It’s a great chance to make sure that Geothermal energy is not forgotten as part of the renewable energy portfolio.

More information

Imperial Valley Economic & Energy Summit 2024

June 12, 2024
Imperial, California

Come by and see the SoCal RIG as we will be hosting a table at the Imperial Valley Economic & Energy Summit 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 10:00 AM (CDT)  380 E Aten Rd, Imperial, CA 92251, USA.

Every year, the Summit brings together experts and leaders from top industries and the region. This year, a three-day event will cover an array of crucial topics, including geothermal, solar energy, Lithium Valley developments, transmission advancements, and clean transportation.

Find out all the details about this event IVEDC

Geothermal Federal and State-level Policy Update

July 18, 2024
6-8PM (Mountain Time)
New Terrain Brewing Company, Golden, Colorado

Join the Colorado RIG at the New Terrain Brewing Company & virtually through ZOOM

Jason Sorter, Director of Policy and Community Engagement for Geothermal Rising, will be discussing state and federal level policy activities. Jason is a senior clean energy policy and strategic communications professional with over 14 years of experience advancing renewable energy policies and deployment at the federal, state and local levels.

Register to attend in person

Zoom link:

TXLAOK Event presented by Vallourec 05/15/2024 11AM-1PM CST

Join the TXLAOK RIG for a free networking lunch and keynote speaker on GreenLoop Technology by GreenFire Energy’s Chief Product Engineer, Harish Chandrasekar
11AM to 1PM CST Held at the Vallourec Auditorium 2107 City West Boulevard, Suite 1300 Houston, TX 77042

This Registration is Fully Booked

Southern California Geothermal Exhibit Celebration and Industry Mixer

Date: April 18, 2024
Ocotillo, California
Southern California Geothermal Exhibit Celebration and Industry Mixer

Save the Date for the Geothermal Exhibit Celebration and Industry Mixer

Date: April 18, 2024 Time:  5-7pm PDT 

We will start with a presentation at 5:30pm PDT, followed by networking and appetizers.

Click Here to Register

2024 Colorado Geothermal Workforce/Labor Workshop

April 30, 2024
Workshop Overview

Join Geothermal Rising (GR), the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) to foster networking across the heating and cooling segment of the geothermal industry. This workshop will provide generalized feedback on the status of the industry in Colorado -- challenges, barriers, opportunities, resources. We are also excited to have Governor Jared Polis provide welcome remarks to attendees.

The workshop will explore: 

  • What does the industry need to be more successful?
  • What collaboration opportunities are there?
  • What's working / not working with state incentives?

Part of this workshop will inform the first annual CEO Geothermal Sector Survey themes, questions, and process. There will also be a tour of the Denver Pipefitters Local #208 facility and apprenticeship programs.

As a workshop attendee you will gain valuable intel on the status of the industry and its trends, help the CEO firm up geothermal stakeholders for ongoing communications, better understand the CEO and industry opportunities to support engagement, facilitate and promote the workforce transition into the geothermal industry, and help the CEO improve the Geothermal Sector Survey for the State of Colorado.

This is a hybrid event, virtual participation and feedback is welcome. 

Workshop Information




Who Should Attend?
  • Colorado DWR Certified Geoexchange Installers
  • Colorado HVAC Installers
  • General Commercial Contractors
  • General Residential Contractors
  • Geothermal Heat Pump Suppliers and Manufacturers
  • Geothermal Well Drillers (Colorado)
  • Labor Unions
  • Municipalities Interested in TENs
  • NGOs
  • Public Utilities  
  • State Agencies
Participating Organizations
Colorado Workshop Participating Orgs

Northern California RIG Spring Get-Together

April 4, 2024
Calpine Geothermal Visitor Center, Middletown, California

Mixer followed by BBQ with presentations.

Date: April 4, 2024

Time:  4:30 – 5:30 pm – Mixer; 5:30 pm Dinner & Presentation

Location: Calpine Geothermal Visitor Center, 15500 Central Park Road, Middletown, CA 95461

Anyone interested please email

Colorado Geothermal Rising RIG Quarterly Presentation and Social

March 13, 2024
New Terrain Brewing Company, Golden, Colorado

Dear Colorado Geothermal Champions: 

On March 13th, 2024 (6-9 pm) the CO GR RIG is organizing a hybrid virtual/in-person event at New Terrain Brewery, please join us!

At this meeting, a guest presentation will be given by Kent Marsh, Director of Facilities Services, Colorado Mesa University, on "What does geothermal look like in Western Colorado".

For those able to attend in-person, please stick around for happy hour and networking!