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Speakers announced for U.S. National Geothermal Summit, Aug. 5-6, 2014, Reno, NV

Reno, Nevada (source: flickr/ coolmikeol, creative commons)
Francisco Rojas 12 Jun 2014

The event will take place on Tuesday, August 5th and Wednesday, August 6th in Reno. This event will bring together policy leaders, utilities and industry professionals to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the geothermal industry.

GEA is pleased to be holding its fourth annual National Geothermal Summit on Tuesday, August 5th and Wednesday, August 6th in Reno, NV. The National Geothermal Summit will bring together policy leaders, utilities and industry professionals to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the geothermal industry.

Topics to be covered include federal leasing and permitting: performance and improvement; state PUC and utility officials presenting on their outlook for geothermal procurement; achieving the potential of the Salton Sea; moving geothermal forward in Nevada and California; public and private utilities and geothermal power; political and tax experts discussing the outlook for federal and state tax incentives for geothermal; sage grouse, adopting new US reporting methodology for geothermal energy; and more.

Keynote addresses have been confirmed by:

Senator Kelvin Atkinson, Nevada Senate District 4
Assemblyman David Bobzien, Nevada Assembly 21
Senator Ben Hueso, California 40th District
Rebecca Wagner, Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission of Nevada
Karen Edson, Vice President, Policy and Client Services, California ISO
Rob Oglesby, Deputy Director, California Energy Commission
Doug Hollett, Program Director, U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office

Video Greeting by Senator Harry Reid
Video Greeting by Senator Dean Heller

To view a full agenda for the day please click here.
Source: GEA Website