Jens Ponikau

Vice President NY-Geothermal Energy Organization

GroundUp: The Geothermal Alliance of Western New York

Jens Ponikau co-founded Buffalo Geothermal Heating, a geo design and installation firm that installs between 90-100 systems per year in Western NY. He is an International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) accredited geothermal installer, a certified geoexchange designer by the American Association of Energy Engineers, and has a doctoral degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Before moving to WNY and helping to found Buffalo Geothermal in 2008, he had installed 120 geosystems in Germany - his native land. Jens regularly gives seminars and public presentations on geothermal technology, publishes in peer review scientific engineering Journals, and has won the 2017 Top Job Award of the NY-Geothermal Energy Organization. He also co-founded the NY-Geo, which represents the Geothermal Stakeholders in New York State, and serves as a Vice president on their board. Jens also Co-Founded GroundUp, the Geothermal Alliance of Western New York, with the goal to standardize geothermal design and pricing, which is necessary for the needed scaling of the geothermal industry.

Presentation: Earth Power…Plugged In

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