PIVOT22. Converting Coal Plants to Geothermal: On the Horizon or Science Fiction?

July 25, 2022

On July 25th, 5 Geothermal panelists gathered at PIVOT22 to discuss the feasibility of the Coal to Geothermal repowering pathway.

PIVOT is a yearly geothermal energy conference that brings together professionals and experts in the geothermal industry. The conference focuses on the latest developments, trends, and opportunities in the geothermal sector.


  • Alex Fitzsimmons, Senior Program Director at ClearPat
  • Dr. Ken Wisian, Major General USAF (retired) & Associate Director of Environmental Division for the Bureau of Economic Geology at University of Texas at Austin
  • Ken Bonebrake, Chief Financial Officer at Quaise Energy, Inc.
  • John Kosub, Senior Director of Energy Portfolio Analytics at CPS Energy
  • Neeraj Nandurdikar, Senior Vice President at Wood Mackenzie

In this panel, experts discussed the Coal to Geothermal Repowering. The panelists touched on the potential benefits and challenges that come with repurposing existing coal infrastructure for geothermal energy.

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