U.S. National Geothermal Energy Summit, Reno, Nevada, August 16-17, 2011

U.S. National Geothermal Energy Summit, Reno, Nevada, August 16-17, 2011 Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno/ Nevada (source: flickr/ RenoTahoe, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 15 Jun 2011

The U.S. Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is holding a National Geothermal Energy Summit August 16-17, 2011 at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino in Reno, Nevada.

The U.S. Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announces its U.S. National Geothermal Energy Summit in Reno, Nevada, August 16-17, 2011.

As geothermal projects ramp up nationwide, the event will bring together business and policy leaders to address the most pressing issues for the industry at the first annual National Geothermal Summit, held August 16-17 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nev. The event is made possible by Gold Level sponsors Ormat Technologies and Stoel Rives, LLP.

The United States ranks No. 1 in geothermal power production and continues to be one of the leading countries in geothermal growth. The total installed capacity of the U.S. is approximately 3,102 MW, enough to power over 2 million homes — or the residential populations of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle combined. Currently, geothermal electric power generation occurs in nine U.S. states including Nevada, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. The U.S. has the potential to triple its geothermal power production by bringing the geothermal resource capacity that GEA identifies on-line.

“The year ahead promises to be robust for the geothermal industry as numerous projects are switching from development phases to full-fledged geothermal power plants,” said GEA Executive Director Karl Gawell. “And a second wave of development is on its way. This Summit will address the opportunities and challenges that many projects face as they enter the drilling and production phase, which is a great source for job creation.”

Topics for the Summit include outlooks for Washington D.C. and the western states, building new transmission projects in the west, new renewable energy policy developments in California, and moving geothermal forward on public lands. An Expo Hall will feature government agencies, universities and leading geothermal developers from the growing geothermal industry.

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