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Exciting field trips offered around GRC Annual Meeting and GEA GEOEXPO

The cooling tower for the West Ford Flat power plant, Geysers/ California (source: commons/ wikimedia, Rtracey)
Alexander Richter 15 Aug 2016

GRC announces three exciting field trips in conjunction with the GRC Annual Meeting and the GEA GEOEXPO+ to take place in Sacramento, California, October 23-26, 2016.

On its website, the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced more details of events at the world’s largest annual geothermal conference and trade show in Sacramento, California, USA.

In addition to the main event of the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GEOEXPO+ taking place October 23-26, 2016, there will be three fieldtrips before the conference and one fieldtrip just after.

There will be three fieldtrips to The Geysers, the largest geothermal field in the world. A one-day and an extended two-day trip will see how the area has recovered from a devastating wildfire that caused infrastructure damage and some loss of life in September 2015. The fieldtrips will also look at how the geothermal reservoir beneath The Geysers has been recharged using recycled water from neighboring communities. Another post-meeting one-day fieldtrip will visit Calpine’s EGS field demonstration project.

In addition, there will be a half-day trip to the headquarters of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), in nearby Folsom, California to learn how CAISO keeps the 25,500 miles of the California transmission grid reliable and efficient.

The GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GEOEXPO+ is the industry’s largest annual gathering of leading geothermal energy scientists, producers, renewable energy industry stakeholders, regulators, utilities, and key associated business leaders. The four-day event will offer technical, policy, and market conference sessions, educational seminars, tours of local geothermal and renewable energy projects, a trade show and numerous networking opportunities.

Registration for the GRC Annual Meeting is now open and includes entry to the GEA GEOEXPO+. Room reservations can now be made on the GRC website at www.geothermal.org. A discounted room rate at two hotels is available until September 28, so early reservations are recommended.

For more information about the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GEOEXPO+ at the Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California, USA, visit www.geothermal.org/meet-new.html or call (530) 758-2360.