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International EGS conference in Potsdam, Germany, May 27, 2013

GFZ Potsdam, Germany (source: flickr/ CAMPUS OF EXCELLENCE, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 14 May 2013

The upcoming International Conference on Enhanced Geothermal Systems (ICEGS) on May 27, 2013 in Potsdam, Germany has announced having completed the full program of the conference with presentations on projects in 9 countries across the globe.

At the second edition of the annual International Conference on Enhanced Geothermal Systems (ICEGS), which will take place May 27, 2013 in Potsdam, Germany has now seen the finalization of its program with a presentation from Turkey. The regular registration deadline runs out on May 20, 2013.

The program is now complete with the participation of Irfan Acar of SDS Energy, who will be introducing the so far only EGS project in Turkey. The conference program provides an overview over several EGS projects worldwide. Projects that are being represented are in El Salvador, Oregon and Nevada in the United States, China, Germany, France, Japan, Turkey, Australia and South Korea.

There are several news to report: Ormat has recently announced that it was able to increase the power output of its Desert Peak 2 plant in Nevada by nearly 40 percent after additional reservoir stimulation work. The successful stimulation increased the injection rate to up to 100 liters per second.

The Habanero project in Australia that recently started operation, will be presented by Heinz Holl of Geodynamics. It now joints the ranks of only two other power plants worldwide that produce power after successful stimulation of its geothermal reservoirs.

Following the conference, an excursion will provide some practical insight into EGS technology. On May 28th Groß-Schönebeck will be visited and then on May 29th Soultz-sous-Forêts in France. As part of the trip to Soultz, the participants will be able to discuss extensively the current topics in EGS development, technology and research with Steve Hickman, Luz Antonina and Hiroschi Asanuma as part of a pre-excursion dinner.

May 20th is the last day for registering for the conference. Later registration will be possible but at additional costs.

Further details about the conference can be found on its website at: www.icegs.eu