GEA Geothermal Energy Technology, Finance & Development Workshop
U.S. Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is announcing the U.S. Geothermal Energy Technology, Finance and Development Workshop, June 3, 2009 in Seattle/ WA, U.S.
The U.S. Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is announcing the U.S. Geothermal Energy Technology, Finance and Development Workshop, June 3, 2009 in Seattle/ WA, U.S.
“The West has a huge untapped geothermal energy potential,” according to Karl Gawell, GEA’s Executive Director. “This workshop will help realize this potential by encouraging collaboration between leading geothermal developers, finance and investment specialists, government officials, lawyers, and technology experts from around the nation,” he said.
The day-long workshop is being held in cooperation with the Mayor of Seattle’s office and with the
support of Gold Level Sponsors Ormat and Pratt and Whitney Power Systems. It will include an
update on the geothermal market and keynote presentations by the Mayor of Seattle, Greg
Nickels, and other notable government and industry leaders.
Panels and discussion will include:
- project development, including presentations from leading project developers on new geothermal projects and keys to successful development;
- technology, including a basic tutorial on understanding geothermal resources and technology and discussion on new and future developments in geothermal technology;
- finance, including information on the federal stimulus, the status of federal and state incentives, and approaches to project financing; and
- community/environmental issues and tribal and power company perspectives, with environmental and tribal leaders speaking to geothermal issues and benefits on a local scale
The conference sees many leading players presenting their views and predictions for the geothermal development in the U.S.
Source: GEA Website