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GRC Annual Meeting – Special Session on GeoVision Report – 16 Sep. 2019

GeoVision report by the U.S. DOE (screenshot)
Alexander Richter 2 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.

There will be presentations on the GeoVision Report from the Geothermal Technologies Office at the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California.

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