International leaders at Las Vegas event; GEA Honors

Keep up on GEA’s activities and opportunities. Our Expo (less than two months away!) will feature extensive opportunities for networking with international players, and our GEA Honors awards submissions are due September 6.

International Leaders to Explore Geothermal Markets, Developments at GEA-GRC Event Las Vegas
GEA Seeks Entries for the Best in Geothermal

International Leaders to Explore Geothermal Markets, Developments at GEA-GRC Event Las Vegas
Press Release (Las Vegas) August 5 – Members of the international geothermal community plan to discuss their successes and emerging market opportunities at the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo in Las Vegas from Sept. 29-Oct. 2. This is the premier gathering to learn about the latest developments in geothermal energy, and brings together geothermal companies, academics, financiers, policy leaders, students, and other individuals. Last year, the Expo & Meeting hosted more than 2,300 representatives from more than 39 countries and participants from six continents. In 2013, an even broader attendance is anticipated.

Geothermal energy is poised for tremendous global energy growth. Installed geothermal capacity is on track to surpass 12,000 MW globally by the end of the year in 25 countries, and over 60 countries reported to have projects in development. Countries including Chile, the Philippines, Japan, and Kenya have demonstrated impressive progress. Developers in these countries continue to secure financing, PPAs, exploration permits and leases or enter the construction phase of development.

The Annual Meeting & Expo will offer three special International Market Events:

• Monday, September 30th (12:00-1:30 pm): International Luncheon: A ticketed lunch focusing on geothermal development in Kenya. Tickets may be purchased through GRC at http://www.geothermal.org. Tickets may also be purchased at registration.
• Monday, September 30th (1:30-4:45 pm): International Session: A series of speakers summarizing geothermal developments in international regions. Open to participants in the GEA Expo or GRC Annual Meeting.
• Tuesday, October 1st (First Program: 10:00 am; Second Program: 2:00 pm): International Visitors Presentations: Informal presentations by international participants on business developments and opportunities around the world. Open to participants in the GEA Expo or GRC Annual Meeting. To sign up for a speaking slot with GEA, contact Becky Little at becky@geo-energy.org or 202-454-5256.

“We are developing a program that reaches out to meet the needs of the international geothermal community. If you are in the geothermal business in Africa, Europe, the Pacific Region, or elsewhere, this is where you can do business, make connections, and meet companies with the latest technology,” said GEA Executive Director Karl Gawell. “We expect participants will find the program content rich, timely and appealing.”

While still two months away, GRC and GEA reminds international participants to plan early to have enough time for processing required visas or other travel documents. For information on U.S. State Department requirements for business travel, go to: http://travel.state.gov/pdf/BusinessVisa.pdf.

Registration for the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo is now open. A Preliminary Program along with information on registering can be found on the GRC website at http://www.geothermal.org. To register for the Expo, visit http://www.geothermalenergy2013.org/. For more information about exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, please visit geothermal.org or geothermalenergy2013.com. Student registration is complimentary with valid student ID. Join the conversation on Twitter by following the GRC @GRC2001 and #GRC2013 or GEA at @geoenergist and #GEAExpo2013. For GRC Annual Meeting information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Estela Smith, 530 758 2360 or grc@geothermal.org. For GEA Expo exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Kent, 202 454 5263 or kathy@geo-energy.org. To request press credentials, please contact Shawna Seldon, The Rosen Group, 917 971 7852 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.

GEA Seeks Entries for the Best in Geothermal
Press Release (Washington, D.C.) August 6 — Deadline Extended Until September 6 -– The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) has extended the deadline to submit a nomination for GEA Honors 2013 to Friday, Sept. 6.

“After two successful years of honoring the best in the business, we are pleased to have the opportunity to again recognize the inspiring innovators and developers in the geothermal industry over the past year,” said Geothermal Energy Association Executive Director Karl Gawell. “Honorees will exemplify the great accomplishments and potential for the geothermal energy industry in the United States.”

Nominations are currently being accepted for the awards program. An application may be submitted for more than one award category. This year, awards will be given to GEA member companies in the following categories:

Technological Advancement: Awarded to an individual or company that has developed a new, innovative or pioneering technology to further geothermal development.

Environmental Stewardship: Awarded to an individual or company that has fostered outstanding environmental stewardship through the use of geothermal systems. This award will be presented in conjunction with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI).

Economic Development: Awarded to an individual or company that has made a substantial contribution to the development of local, regional or national markets through the development of geothermal systems.

Special Recognition: Nominations will also be accepted for special recognition of individuals and companies for outstanding achievement in the geothermal industry. These awards are open to GEA members, as well as non-member companies and individuals.

The GEA Honors program extended deadline for nominations is now Friday, Sept. 6. Finalists will be named at the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo on Monday, Sept. 30. Winners will be announced in December. For more information or to submit a nomination, please visit http://geo-energy.org/GEAHonors.aspx.

At last year’s National Geothermal Summit in Sacramento, Calif., award winners included Enel Green Power North America (Technological Advancement) for its development of the first ever solar-geothermal hybrid power plant; Ram Power/Polaris Energia (Economic Development) for adding 10% of clean, sustainable, reliable and indigenous power to Nicaragua’s current power portfolio; and Ormat Technologies, Inc. (Environmental Stewardship) for preserving the overall environmental integrity and the habitat of the sage grouse, a native bird to the Nevada area two geothermal plants were erected on.

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