Geothermal Energy Awards Announced

Since 1970

The recipients of these awards have a lifetime of achievement in the geothermal academic, scientific and commercial communities.

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), one of the world’s premier geothermal associations, has announced awards honoring the best and brightest of the global geothermal energy community. These prestigious awards have been a highlight of the geothermal calendar since the late 1970’s.

The GRC will present the prestigious Aidlin, Pioneer, Henry J Ramey Jr., Ben Holt, and Special Achievement awards at the GRC Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 1-4.

The recipients of these awards have a lifetime of achievement in the geothermal academic, scientific and commercial communities. The GRC Awards recognizes the contributions of these individuals to educational institutions and the geothermal community around the world.

This year’s award winners are:

Joseph W. Aidlin Award

Joseph N. Moore – For an unflagging commitment to the GRC, and outstanding contributions to the geothermal community through his teaching and research.

Geothermal Pioneer Award

James B. Koenig – For outstanding accomplishments in geothermal resources exploration, evaluation and development worldwide.

Henry J. Ramey Jr. Award

Sabodh K. Garg – In recognition for outstanding contributions to reservoir and well data interpretation, and to modeling geothermal system behavior.

Ben Holt Award

Kevin Kitz, P.E. – For outstanding achievements in designing geothermal power plants, including innovative geothermal ORC power plants

Geothermal Special Achievement Award

Dennis J. Gilles – For over 30 years of remarkable contributions to geothermal resources development and power plant operation.

Geothermal Special Achievement Award

Elizabeth Johnson – In appreciation of her efforts to advance California geothermal energy development by working with local communities, government agencies, and developers for more than three decades as the Geothermal Officer for the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources.

Geothermal Special Achievement Award

Joseph “Skip” Matlick – In recognition for his 40 years of outstanding contributions to geothermal drilling and geology, and for being a mentor…

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