Geothermal Urbana-Champaign

Geothermal Urbana-Champaign is a public education and bulk purchasing program that makes going geothermal easier and more affordable for Champaign, Piatt, and Vermilion County home and business owners. Made possible through a strong partnership between the City of UrbanaGeothermal Alliance of Illinois, and Midwest Renewable Energy Association, Geothermal Urbana-Champaign uses several key features to lower the price of geothermal for all program participants.

Whether you adopt geothermal this year or in five years from now, we truly hope you gain a better understanding of this technology and the energy options available to you through this program.

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Geo-Power Hours

Thinking about going geothermal? Geothermal is a great way to reduce your energy bills, support the local economy, and help create a healthier environment!

If you are a Champaign, Piatt, or Vermilion County home or business owner, attend a free, virtual Geo Power Hour webinar on Zoom to learn more about the Geothermal Urbana-Champaign program, a program that makes geothermal more accessible and affordable in our community. Come learn about the basics of geothermal, its financial benefits, and how the geothermal-group-buy program works. After the session, you can schedule a free, no-obligation site assessment/cost estimate.  

Contact Peter Murphy, Solar Program Director at MREA with any questions PeterM@midwestrenew.org.  

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About the Presenter:

John Freitag, Geothermal Alliance of Illinois (GAOI) Executive Director

John is a founding member of the GAOI board and serves as executive director of the organization. He was a director for the first two years of the organization’s existence, serving as secretary-treasurer. He worked for the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives, Springfield, the statewide trade association for the Illinois electric cooperatives, for 32 years, retiring in February of 2017. He has been a strong supporter of geothermal heating and cooling technology for many years and has written numerous grants for geothermal funding from government agencies and private foundations. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

Completed Geo-Power Hours:

11/11/20 Wednesday 4:00-5:00PM Geo Power Hour on Zoom (click to register) Co-host: Illinois State Geological Survey Prairie Research Institute

11/19/20 Thursday 12:00-1:00PM Geo Power Hour on Zoom (click to register) Co-host: Champaign County Sustainability Network (CCNet)
 

12/01/20 Tuesday 6:30-7:30PM Geo Power Hour on Zoom (click to register) Co-host: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Facilities & Services

12/07/20 Monday 12:00-1:00PM Geo Power Hour on Zoom (click to register) Co-host University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalists 

12/15/20 Tuesday 10:00-11:00AM Geo Power Hour on Zoom (click to register) Co-host: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Facilities & Services

01/07/21 Thursday 4:00-5:00PM Geo Power Hour on Zoom (click to register) Co-host: Illinois Geothermal Coalition

01/13/21 Wednesday 12:00-1:00PM Geo Power Hour on Zoom (click to register) Co-host: Faith in Place

Scheduled Geo-Power Hours:

02/03/21 Wednesday 3:00-4:00PM Geo Power Hour on Zoom (click to register) Co-host: Illinois Geothermal Coalition

02/08/21 Monday 6:30-7:30PM Geo Power Hour on Zoom (click to register)

02/25/21 Thursday 12:00-1:00PM Geo Power Hour on Zoom (click to register) Co-host: Piatt County Farm Bureau 

03/04/21 Thursday 3:00-4:00PM Geo Power Hour on Zoom (click to register)

03/17/21 Wednesday 10:00-11:00AM Geo Power Hour on Zoom (click to register)

03/30/21 Tuesday 6:30-7:30PM Geo Power Hour on Zoom (click to register)

04/07/21 Wednesday 4:00-5:00PM Geo Power Hour on Zoom (click to register) Co-host: The Land Connection

04/20/21 Tuesday 3:00-4:00PM Geo Power Hour on Zoom (click to register)