Mr. Dickey has a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University and brings 40 years of experience in power generation development. Currently an independent consultant, Mr. Dickey spent the last ten years of his career at TAS Energy, Inc. and UTC Power, two companies that specialized in the development, sale, and installation of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power equipment in the geothermal industry. Prior to these, Mr. Dickey worked for a number of well-known companies and their power engineering divisions. Specific to GreenFire Energy’s technology development, Mr. Dickey has specific experience in the design of supercritical sCO2 power generating systems, including Rankine Cycle power equipment, sCO2 turbines, and sCO2 expanders.
Mr. Dickey served on the Board of Directors for the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) from 2008-2014 and has been a presenter at numerous GEA, GRC, Power-Gen, GeoPower International, and SMU Oil & Gas conferences over the last ten years. Presentation topics and specific areas of DOE-funded studies include: low temperature geothermal power generation; advanced supercritical ORC power systems; axial expanders for low-grade heat; high efficiency expanders; geothermal resource sustainability; and air-cooled combined-cycle hybrids.