MiT Online Talk: Geothermal Energy in Colorado

Date: December 3, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online via RingCentral Meetings
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Geothermal Energy in Colorado: The Mt. Princeton Geothermal Project

Speakers: Fred Henderson and Hank Held, Mt. Princeton Geothermal LLC

About the talk

Fred Henderson and Hank Held will give an overview of Chaffee County geology, geophysics and geochemistry and the regulatory environment as they pertain to the Mount Princeton geothermal exploration and development model and wells drilled for the project in the Upper Arkansas Valley. This model will be related to other areas with a potential for geothermal energy development in Colorado. They will also address transferable skills from the petroleum industry for deep basins and as related to the future development of enhanced geothermal energy in Colorado and the DOE FORGE program.

About the speakers

Dr. Fred Henderson is the Chief Scientist for Mt. Princeton Geothermal LLC, developing geothermal energy programs at Mt. Princeton and Poncha Hot Springs and elsewhere in Colorado.  After petroleum and economic geology degrees from Stanford (1957, 1960) and Harvard (1966), Henderson served in the US Navy and worked as a mining and exploration geologist in North and South America. Henderson was co-founding President of the Geosat Committee which voiced industry’s needs and conducted international research for improved satellite remote sensing for mineral, petroleum, geological and oceanographic exploration applications.

Hank Held is an attorney who has held several high-level international management positions with Citibank, JP Morgan-Chase and American Express International Banking Corp. Involved with renewable energy since 1976 when he piloted first ethanol distillery project in Brazil. Since returning to Denver has held a series of positions involving renewable energy including solar and geothermal. Chairman of the Board for the CleanLaunch Renewable Energy Business Incubator in conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Laboratories in Golden. Principal at Mt. Princeton Geothermal, LLC.

This talk is presented by the Rocky Mountain Members in Transition (MiT), a joint effort of members of AAPG, COGA, CU Global Energy Managment Program, DERL, DWLS, RMAG, SPE, WENCO, and WOGA.

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