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Northeast Regional Geothermal Workshop
U.S. EPA New England Regional Laboratory
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
March 29, 2011
The states in the Northeast Region, as well as across the country, are in varying stages of regulating geothermal systems and further information and discussion on the topic is of interest to our NEIWPCC Workgroups and member states. Therefore, NEIWPCC and EPA Region I are hosted the “Northeast Regional Geothermal Workshop” on Tuesday, March 29, 2011.
The workshop was held at the EPA New England Regional Laboratory in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts and was attended by State and Federal staff from the Region’s environmental and health agencies, as well as several private industry representatives that deal with installation, design, approvals, regulations, etc., of geothermal systems.
The workshop included discussions and case studies which focused on the state of the geothermal industry, environmental and water resource protection concerns, design standards and recommendations, and existing and future regulations for geothermal systems.
Review the workshop agenda.
- Geothermal 101 - Maher
- Status of Geothermal Industry - Worthington
- Environmental and Water Concerns - Stone
- Geothermal Issues in NH - Roy
- Environmental Considerations - Maggioli
- Antifreeze in Geothermal Ground Loops - Hamilton
- Geothermal at Stockton College NJ - Stiles
- NGWA Standard Development Process - McCray
- Geothermal Drilling Regulations in Connecticut - Sima
- NEGPA - Maher
- State Regulatory Oversight of Geothermal Heat Pump Installations - McCray
- Review of Existing Regulations in NE and NY - Cerutti
- Geothermal Roundtable Notes 3-29-11