Having been nominated for the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2015 by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC), Green Energy Group today received the runner-up award at the GeoTHERM Expo & Congress in Offenburg, Germany.
Green Energy Group Marketing Director Alexander Richter, accepted the award on behalf of the company at the ceremony today. “The award highlights our achievements in helping Kenya to speed up geothermal energy development with our modular geothermal wellhead plants. With now 8 operating geothermal wellhead plants with a total installed power generation capacity of 45.6 MW, and our additional 5 plants we are constructing right now, we are proud of contributing to the ambitious geothermal plans in Kenya.”, so Alexander Richter.
The nomination by EGEC, highlighted the “innovative business model and global technology approach for small-scale geothermal power plants in high enthalpy zones.”
Nominations for the award are assessed on grounds of originality, innovation, reliability, reduction of emissions, and improvements in energy output. The Jury selected the shortlist from twelve entries.
Dr Burkhard Sanner, president of EGEC and member of the jury said “The number and quality of the nominations made the selection process very difficult and each of the final nominees was named as top choice by at the individual jury members.”