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GRC announces speaker line up for opening session of Annual Meeting 2016

Opening Session 2015 GRC Annual Meeting, Reno/ NV (source: ThinkGeoEnergy)
Alexander Richter 29 Sep 2016

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the line up of speakers for the opening session of the GRC Annual Meeting to take place Oct. 23-26, 2016 in Sacramento, California.

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced more details of events at the world’s largest annual geothermal conference, the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geo Expo+, held this year at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California, October 23-26.

The line up includes major names in the geothermal energy community, as well as regional and national politics.

The speakers at the Opening Session of the GRC Annual Meeting on Monday morning, October 24 includes major names in the international geothermal community and regional and national politics:

  • Paul Brophy, President Geothermal Resources Council;
  • Dr. Susan G. Hamm, Director, Geothermal Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy;
  • Jan Smutny-Jones, CEO, Independent Energy Association;
  • Jim Kluesener, Vice President – Geothermal, Calpine Corporation;
  • Dennis Gilles, CEO, US Geothermal, Inc.;
  • Randy Keller, Director of Development, CalEnergy;
  • The Honorable Eduardo Garcia, California 56th Assembly District;
  • Andrew Palmateer, Director, U.S. Energy Association;
  • Bob Sullivan, Executive Vice President – Business Development, Ormat;
  • Mike Long, Senior Project Manager, POWER Engineers;
  • Pierre Audinot, PhD, Clean Energy Program Leader, World Bank;
  • Gabriel Negatu, Regional Resource Center Director, African Development Corporation;
  • Gurbuz Gonul, Senior Program Officer, International Renewable Energy Agency;
  • V. John White, CEO, Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies;
  • Kevin Kelly, General Manager, Imperial Irrigation District;
  • The Honorable Mike McGuire, California State Senate, 2nd District;
  • Rhonda Mills, Representative, Western States Issues, Geothermal Energy Association;
  • Micah Mitrosky, Environmental Organizer, IBEW Local 569, and
  • Steve Ponder, Executive Director, Geothermal Resources Council.

Entry to the GRC Opening Session is free to the public.

Source: GRC release (pdf)