A Geothermal Project Kicks Off New Wave Of Energy Sources In Texas

A Geothermal Project Kicks Off New Wave Of Energy Sources In Texas
Photo courtesy of Bedrock Energy

Earlier today, Bedrock Energy announced the completion of a new geothermal project at Penn Field in Austin. The energy company worked with the developer CIM Group to create a geothermal borefield as well as a heating and cooling system for the campus that houses several technology and media companies.

The unveiling of this project marks another chapter in Texas when it comes to renewable energy. Geothermal energy comes from the heat energy of the earth, and it’s a source that emits no greenhouse gases and is often cheaper than fossil fuel counterparts.

Joselyn Lai, the Co-Founder and CEO of Bedrock Energy noted the many benefits of geothermal energy in a statement prior to the new opening. “This installation demonstrates how the energy beneath our feet offers not only comfort but also savings, reliability, and innovation,” she said. “Geothermal can strengthen our grid, support our businesses, create jobs, and help our communities thrive.”

Strengthening the Texas power grid through more geothermal projects is likely something many Texans would cheer. Earlier this week ERCOT once again raised the specter of grid concerns over unseasonably hot temperatures.

Bedrock Energy is an early-stage technology company that is using geothermal energy for the heating and cooling of commercial properties throughout the state. Their focus on using geothermal energy is timely not only in Texas, but across the nation. This month, the Department of Energy announced a new Better Buildings Initiative, an initiative that will help businesses lower their energy costs and reduce energy waste.