Community Charrettes

Stakeholders at our August 2021 Charrette.

Charrette –
a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions.

The first few GeoGrids (networked ground source heat pump installations) will be installed in 2021-2022.  In order to surface problems and solve for them, HEET is hosting monthly Community Charrettes. At each, stakeholders share information and discuss together to make upcoming GeoGrid demonstration installations the best they can be. 

The over 170 stakeholders at our recent charrettes have included utility executives, regulators, labor representatives, community organizations, advocates, legislators, geothermal designers and installers, and heat pump installers and manufacturers. While we’ll all be happy to meet in person again, the virtual format has allowed folks from 17 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Netherlands to attend.

After each charrette, we have created a report to share with Eversource, state regulator and others. Our first three reports are finalized and more are in the works. Take a look here:

Site Selection Charrette, January 2021: Site Selection ReportSite Selection Checklist

Data Collection Charrette, February 2021: Data Collection Plan

Community Outreach Charrette, March 2021: Community Outreach Report

Building Retrofits Charrette, April 2021: Reports for following charrettes will be released soon

Case Studies and Design Decisions Charrette, May 2021

Workforce Charrette, June 2021

Community Site Review, August 2021

Legislation and Regulation, September 2021

Growing the GeoGrid, November 2021