GEA Intl Showcase to feature Sen. Heller and IRENA Deputy Director-General

GEA Intl Showcase to feature Sen. Heller and IRENA Deputy Director-General GEA International Geothermal Showcase, Washington, D.C. (source: ThinkGeoEnergy)
Alexander Richter 12 Feb 2016

The International Geothermal Showcase of the U.S. Geothermal Energy Association on March 17, 2016 will feature Senator Dean Heller and IRENA Deputy Director-General Sakari Oksanen.

In a release yesterday, the U.S. Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announces that  Senator Dean Heller (R – Nevada) will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the 2016 International Geothermal Showcase on March 17th.   Sen. Heller has been a leader on bi-partisan legislation to advance geothermal in the Senate.  His efforts underscore his state’s geothermal potential, with Nevada second only to California in generation capacity. He currently serves on the Committee on Finance; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee; Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; and the Special Committee on Aging.

The Showcase will also feature Sakari Oksanen, the International Renewable Energy Agency’s Deputy Director-General, as its opening keynote speaker. IRENA launched the Global geothermal Alliance at COP-21 which aspires to achieve a 500 per cent increase in global installed capacity for geothermal power generation and a 200 per cent increase in geothermal heating by 2030.

The Showcase is shaping up to be an exciting event with global participation.  To date, representatives from 35 countries with geothermal interests will be in attendance, ranging from the island nation of Vanuatu to a country famous for its African Rift geothermal plants: Kenya. 

For more information including registration, confirmed speakers to date, and a tentative agenda, visit

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