GRC Annual Meeting – Special Session on GeoVision Report – 16 Sep. 2019
A special session at the upcoming GRC Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, California will provide a summary of the GeoVision report from the Geothermal Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Tuesday, September 16, 8am – 12 Noon – Catalina Room, Palm Springs Convention Center
The report, GeoVision: Harnessing the Heat Beneath Our Feet, summarizes findings showing that geothermal electricity generation could increase more than 26-fold from today—reaching 60 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity by 2050. In addition to describing electricity-generation opportunities, the GeoVision analysis also shows how geothermal can enhance heating and cooling solutions for American residential and commercial consumers through direct-use and heat-pump technologies.
- 8-8:20 am – An Overview of the GeoVision Report – Susan Hamm, Director, DOE Geothermal Technology Office
- 8:20 – 8:40 – Exploration – Christine Doughty, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- 8:40 – 9:00 – Reservoir Maintenance and Development – Thomas Stephen Lowry, Sandia National Lab.
- 9:00 – 9:20 – Barriers—An Analysis of Non-Technical Barriers to Geothermal Deployment and Potential Improvement Scenarios – Katherine Young, Laboratory Program Manager-Geoscience, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
- 9:20 – 9:40 – Electric Sector Potential to Penetration – Chad R Augustine, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
- 10:10 – 10:30 – Thermal Applications—Quantifying Technical, Economic, and Market Potential of Geothermal District Heating Systems in the United States – Kevin McCabe, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
- 10:30 – 10:40 – Thermal Applications—Geothermal Heat Pumps – Xiaobing Liu
- 10:40 – 11:00 – Geothermal Hybrid Systems – Dan Wendt
- 11:10 – 11:30 – The Employment Opportunities, Water Impacts, Emission Reductions, and Air Quality Improvements of Achieving High Penetrations of Geothermal Power in the United States – Dev Millstein, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (NREL)
- 11:30 – 11:50 – The GeoVision Roadmap – Susan Hamm, Director, DOE Geothermal Technology Office