GEA International Geothermal Forum Great Success, US-Mexico Geothermal Opportunities Workshop Approaching, GEA GEOEXPO+ and GRC Annual Meeting Info, GEA Supports Expansion of NV RPS, Congress & Budget Cuts?, Swiss Federation, and more!

>GEA Notes
GEA International Forum (March 7th) was great success!  Presentations will be made available to participants and GEA Members soon. For info contact Rani@geo-energy.org.
US-Mexico Geothermal Opportunities Workshop, 4 April 2017 | Institute of Americas | La Jolla, CA. More info and registration at: https://www.iamericas.org/en/events-sp-1138149363/2267-mexican-geothermal-opportunities-workshop.
2017 GEA GeoExpo+ & GRC Annual Meeting, 1-4 October 2017 | Salt Palace Convention Center | Salt Lake City, UT. Exhibitor registration is now open! For a complete list of 2017 exhibitors to-date and more information go to   www.geothermalexpo.org or contact me at Rani@geo-energy.org, +1 (202) 454-5261.
>Leading Stories, Releases, Solicitations

GEA Supports Expansion of Nevada RPS

Next Up in Congress: Budget Cuts?

Swiss Federation Approves Continuation of Geothermal Program

Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Cantwell Announce Upcoming Energy Infrastructure Hearing

Murkowski Congratulates New Energy Secretary

Murkowski Congratulates New Interior Secretary

Wyden Statement on Voting in Favor of Ryan Zinke to be the Next Secretary of the Interior

America’s Foreign Mineral Dependence Increases-Yet Again,  Senator Murkowski to Release Legislation

ADEME Call for Consultation On Risk Reduction Scheme

MHPS Receives Order for Two Sets of Geothermal Power Generation Facilities for Kenya Electricity Generating Company – Olkaria V Power Generation Project

WMO Confirms 63.5° Fahrenheit Record High in Antarctica

New British Columbia Report Addresses Geothermal Direct Use Potential Plant Manager Sought

Commercial Operation Begins at One of Japan’s Largest Binary Power Plants in Takigami

New Projects to Make Geothermal Energy More Economically Attractive

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>Leading Stories, Releases, Solicitations

 
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Leading Stories, Releases, Solicitations
GEA Supports Expansion of Nevada RPS
 
GEA’s President, Doug Glaspey and Board Chair, Joe Greco, joined in expressing the industry’s support for AB 206, which would increase the state’s RPS to 80%.
In a letter to Assemblyman Brooks, the y noted  the economic benefits of the proposal.  “Expanding the use of geothermal and other renewables would be an economic boost for Nevada. In addition to geothermal providing more jobs per megawatt than any other renewable energy source, geothermal facilities also pay royalties, purchase a high level of goods and services and provide significant property taxes.
They also noted the environmental benefits.  “Moving forward with renewable power in Nevada will also be reduce air pollution and negative public health effects. Geothermal plants produce little to no air and water emissions, and geothermal has one of the smallest footprints of any power generation technology.”
“We are encouraged by your introduction of AB 206 and support your efforts to expand geothermal and other renewable power production n Nevada. Nevada should be a leader in forging a renewable powered future. We look forward to geothermal power playing a significant part in achieving that vision,” the geothermal leaders concluded.
 
Next Up in Congress: Budget Cuts?
 
The Washington Post reports a “skinny budget” is expected for release next week. A “fuller list of budget requests by the end of March or early April, according to multiple congressional Republican aides who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a process that is just starting.”
It’s no secret that energy efficiency and renewable energy programs (EERE) are expected to be a target.  The Heritage Foundation’s budget blueprint says:  “EERE funds research and development of what the government deems clean-energy technologies-hydrogen technology, wind energy, solar energy, biofuels and bio-refineries, geothermal power, vehicle technology, and building and weatherization technologies, most of which have been in existence for decades. Promoting these technologies is not an investment in basic research, but mere commercialization. Congress should eliminate EERE.”
EERE includes, of course, the DOE Geothermal Technologies Office.  “The DOE Geothermal Technologies Office is key to the future of geothermal in the US,” noted Karl Gawell, GEA’s Executive Director.  “It is working on the research needed to expand geothermal  power across the US and should be supported as a worthwhile investment that justifies federal support.”
Swiss Federation Approves Continuation of Geothermal Program
The Federal Council (our 7-member government) has today issued the following media statements:
Also, the Federal Council has today issued a summary report on the governmental support schemes for geothermal energy (direct use to power generation):
On 21 May 2017 the Swiss population votes on the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050.
Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Cantwell Announce Upcoming Energy Infrastructure Hearing  
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. EST in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on opportunities to improve American energy infrastructure.
The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website. Witness testimony will be available online immediately before the start of the hearing.
Murkowski Congratulates New Energy Secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today released the following statement after former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was confirmed to be the Secretary of Energy by a vote of 62-37.
“I congratulate Gov. Perry on his successful confirmation to be our nation’s next Secretary of Energy,” Murkowski said. “This is a critical time for the Department, and it needs steady leadership as we pursue the broad benefits of energy innovation and greater security for our nation’s energy infrastructure. The Department’s scientists and our national labs are vital to that effort, and I believe Gov. Perry will be a strong partner as we focus on everything from reducing rural energy costs to advancing the Alaska gasline project.”
Murkowski is chairman of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, which has jurisdiction over the Department of Energy.  She spoke on the Senate floor before voting in support of Gov. Perry’s nomination.
The U.S. Senate confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to lead the Department of Energy in a 62-37 vote.
 
Murkowski Congratulates New Interior Secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today released the following statement after Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) was confirmed to be the nation’s next Secretary of the Interior by a bipartisan vote of 68-31.
“I am hopeful that Rep. Zinke’s confirmation will mark the start of a new era for the Department of the Interior that is defined by greater cooperation with Congress, the states, and the local residents affected by its decisions,” Murkowski said. “This is particularly important for Alaska, which has more at stake and is more deeply affected by this Department than any other part of our country. I congratulate Rep. Zinke on his confirmation, am eager to work with him to restore balance to the management of federal areas, and cannot wait to bring him to our state.”
Murkowski is chairman of both the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Appropriations Interior-Environment Subcommittee, which have jurisdiction over the Department of the Interior. She spoke on the Senate floor before voting in support of Rep. Zinke’s nomination.
Wyden Statement on Voting in Favor of Ryan Zinke to be the Next Secretary of the Interior
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., voted today in favor of confirming Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior after two previous “present” votes.
“After several discussions, I received an assurance that as secretary of the Interior, Rep. Zinke will focus on doing his job, which includes protecting our special places and managing the forests already within the Interior Department’s control, instead of engaging in senseless reorganization of bureaucracies.
“Oregonians deserve to know that the person at the head of the agency responsible for managing Oregon’s O&C lands will work to resolve the decades-long disagreements in our forests. It’s clear Rep. Zinke has a lot of work ahead of him when it comes to protecting our treasured public lands, sustainably increasing the harvest, creating jobs in rural Oregon timber counties, keeping in place environmental standards that protect our special places and uniquely engaging with Oregon’s tribal nations. I will be working to hold him to this commitment to begin work on successfully managing Oregon’s O&C forests.”
Wyden abstained from voting during the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s vote on Jan. 31 because of news reports that indicated Zinke was interested in transferring federal forest management from the U.S. Forest Service to the Interior Department. On Monday, he voted “present” during a procedural vote to proceed to Zinke’s confirmation on the Senate floor.
The Department of the Interior manages the 2.8 million acres of Oregon’s O&C forests. Forest management in these forests has been tied up in litigation for years, preventing vital wildfire prevention work and forest maintenance from being completed.

New Projects to Make Geothermal Energy More Economically Attractive

California Energy Commission awards $2.7 million to Berkeley Lab for two geothermal projects

News Release Julie Chao (510) 486-6491 * March 1, 2017
Berkeley Lab scientists will work at The Geysers, the world’s largest geothermal field, located in northern California, on two projects aimed at making geothermal energy more cost-effective.
Geothermal energy, a clean, renewable source of energy produced by the heat of the earth, provides about 6 percent of California’s total power. That number could be much higher if associated costs were lower. Now scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have launched two California Energy Commission-funded projects aimed at making geothermal energy more cost-effective to deploy and operate.
“There is huge potential for geothermal energy in the U.S., and especially in California,” said Patrick Dobson, who leads Berkeley Lab’s Geothermal Systems program in the Energy Geosciences Division. “The U.S. Geological Survey has estimated that conventional and unconventional geothermal resources in the western U.S. are equivalent to half of the current installed generation capacity of the U.S.; however, commercial development of these resources would require significant technological advances to lower the cost of geothermal deployment.”
The first project will test deployment of a dense array of seismic sensors to improve the ability to image where and how fluids are moving underground. The second project will develop and apply modeling tools to enable geothermal plants to safely run in flexible (or variable) production mode, allowing for better integration with other renewable energy sources. The California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program has awarded Berkeley Lab a total of $2.7 million for the two projects.
California renewable energy generation by resource type (Credit: California Energy Commission)
California is looking to geothermal energy to help in reaching its goal of getting half of its electricity from renewable sources by the year 2030. Geothermal plants are possible only in locations with particular geological characteristics, either near active volcanic centers or in places with a very high temperature gradient, such as parts of the western United States. Thanks to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” California has a vast amount of geothermal electricity generation capacity.
Seeing fluid flow with seismic sensors
While geothermal technology has been around for some time, one of the main barriers to wider adoption is the high up-front investment. “A large geothermal operator might drill three wells a year at a cost of approximately $7 million dollars per well. If one of the wells could provide twice the steam production, a savings of $7 million dollars could be realized. That’s where we come in,” said Lawrence Hutchings, a Berkeley Lab microearthquake imaging specialist who has worked in geothermal fields around the world.
In a project led by Berkeley Lab scientist Kurt Nihei, a dense network of portable seismic recorders (about 100 recorders over a 5 square kilometer area) will be installed to demonstrate the ability to perform high-resolution tomographic imaging. “The goal is to image where steam and fluids are going using geophysics,” Nihei said. “We will improve the spatial resolution of the imaging using a dense array and demonstrate that this can be done cost-effectively in an operating geothermal field.”
The demonstration will take place at The Geysers, the world’s largest geothermal field, located north of San Francisco in Sonoma and Lake Counties. Wells there-some deeper than two miles-bring steam to the surface. The steam is converted to electricity while water is injected into the underground rock to replenish the steam.
Berkeley Lab scientists currently run a network of 32 seismic recorders at The Geysers to monitor microearthquakes. With the dense network of 100 inexpensive seismic recorders, they will be able to improve the resolution of seismic imaging sufficient to track fluid movement as it moves through the network of fractures that intersect the injection wells.
“Similar to what is done in medical ultrasound tomography with sound waves, we will record seismic waves-both compressional waves and shear waves-from which we can extract information about rock properties, fluid properties, and changes in the subsurface stresses,” Nihei said. “We think these images will allow us to get a clearer picture of where fluids are going and how stresses in the rock are changing in time and space between the injection wells and production wells.”
Having a better understanding of fluid flow in fractured geothermal reservoirs would be a big benefit for well placement as well as cost-effective operation. “If they can increase the likelihood getting a productive well every time they drill, it would be huge,” said Hutchings. “More than 10 percent of California’s total renewable energy capacity comes from geothermal, so the potential impact of this technology is exciting.”
Lowering the cost of renewables
 
In the second project, led by Berkeley Lab scientist Jonny Rutqvist, the goal is to enable the conversion of geothermal production from baseload or steady production to flexible or variable mode. Flexible-mode geothermal production could then be used as a supplement to intermittent renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, which are not available around the clock, thus significantly reducing the costs of storing that energy.
The technical challenges are considerable since grid demands may require rapid changes, such as reducing production by half within tens of minutes and then restoring full production after a few hours. Such changes could lead to mechanical fatigue, damage to well components, corrosion, and mineral deposition in the wells.
“A better understanding of the impacts of flexible-mode production on the reservoir-wellbore system is needed to assure safe and sustainable production,” said Rutqvist.
Berkeley Lab will adapt a suite of their modeling tools for wellbore and geothermal reservoir integrity, including T2WELL, which models fluid flow and heat transfer in wells; and TOUGHREACT, which simulates scaling and corrosion. These tools will be integrated with geomechanical tools into an improved thermal-hydrological-mechanical-chemical (THMC) model to address the specific problems.
“This will provide the necessary tools for investigating all the challenges related to flexible-mode production and predict short- and long-term impacts,” Rutqvist said. “The advantages to California are many, including greater grid reliability, increased safety, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.”
In both projects, the Berkeley Lab researchers will be working with Calpine Corporation, which has the largest commercial operation at The Geysers. Calpine will contribute data as well as access to their sites and models. The projects build on a wide variety of prior research at Berkeley Lab funded by the DOE’s Geothermal Technologies Office.
America’s Foreign Mineral Dependence Increases-Yet Again,  Senator Murkowski to Release Legislation
 
Minerals are fundamental to life as we know it: to the homes we live in, the buildings we work in, the cars we drive, and just about every product we use, from our toothpaste to our televisions. Without minerals we wouldn’t have smart phones, MRI machines, missile defense systems, most forms of renewable energy, or a whole lot else.
Yet, it’s almost like clockwork: year after year, the United States’ foreign mineral dependence continues to rise, exposing our nation to the risks of supply interruptions and the tremendous economic consequences that would result from them.
Unfortunately, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), this past year was no different. The agency’s latest Mineral Commodity Summaries report found that the United States imported at least 50 percent of our supply of at least 50 minerals in 2016. That’s a notable increase year-over-year, and it’s a dramatic jump compared to 1978, when our nation imported half of our supply of just 25 minerals.
While partial dependence is alarming enough, USGS also found that America was 100 percent dependent on foreign nations for our supply of 20 minerals in 2016. Again, that’s a step backwards year-over-year, and it’s a steep spike from 1978, when we imported our entire supply of just seven minerals.
So which minerals are we buying from abroad? And how important are they?
Rare earth elements are a series of 17 technology metals that are vital to everything from night vision goggles to wind turbines-yet the U.S. imported 100 percent of our supply in 2016.
Graphite is a key component of the lithium ion batteries that power laptops and electric vehicles-and again, we imported 100 percent of our supply last year.
Niobium is used in steel alloys for natural gas pipelines and jet engines-but 100 percent of our supply came from abroad in 2016.
The list of the United States’ foreign mineral dependence goes on and on.
Aluminum- 52 percent; Copper- 34 percent; Platinum- 73 percent; Potash- 90 percent; Rhenium- 81 percent; Silver- 67 percent; Zinc- 82 percent.
For years, Chairman Murkowski has warned that our nation’s mineral security is deteriorating. She has stressed that America is on the verge of trading our foreign oil dependence for an equally, if not more, harmful dependence on foreign minerals. And she has championed legislation that would bring our mineral policies into the 21st century by reforming the notoriously slow federal permitting process, increasing R&D into alternatives, promoting recycling, and other sensible steps.
Chairman Murkowski plans to introduce a new version of her mineral policy reform bill in the weeks ahead. For the sake of our nation’s manufacturing sector, and just about every other job in America, let’s hope 2017 is the year that this growing vulnerability finally receives the public attention-and policy response-it deserves.
ADEME Call for Consultation On Risk Reduction Scheme
 
A “How to” guidance document is also attached to help access to the tender. Please note that all documentation is in French and responses to the tender are expected to be in French too. The deadline for applications is 22 March 2017.
MHPS Receives Order for Two Sets of Geothermal Power Generation Facilities for Kenya Electricity Generating Company – Olkaria V Power Generation Project 
 
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), together with Mitsubishi Corporation and H. Young & Company (East Africa) Ltd., have received a full-turnkey order to provide Power Generation Facilities to Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen), including two sets of 70 megawatt (MW) class steam turbines, generators and auxiliaries. The equipment on order will be installed at the Olkaria V Geothermal Power Plant in Nakuru district in the central area of the Republic of Kenya. The new plant is scheduled to go on-stream in 2019.
The Olkaria V Geothermal Power Plant site is located approximately 100 kilometers northwest of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, at an elevation of some 2,000 meters in the Great Rift Valley. This new project will expand existing power plant facilities in the Olkaria geothermal field with the aim of alleviating severely stretched power supplies in Kenya’s urban areas while increasing power supply from renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions The project is being carried out with an ODA (Official Development Assistance) loan arrangement, extended to KenGen by the Japanese Government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
MHPS will be responsible for the design of the geothermal facilities and will supply the steam turbines, generators, condensers, and other main auxiliaries. Applying its extensive expertise as an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor, MHPS will also dispatch Technical Advisors to the site to assist H. Young with expertise in installation and commissioning.
Kenya ranks ninth worldwide in terms of geothermal power generation capacity. In recent years demand for electric power has been increasing in step with the country’s steady economic growth. In response, KenGen is focusing on building new geothermal plants and expanding the output of existing facilities. MHPS has already supplied six sets of power generating equipment for the Olkaria I and II geothermal power plants with 150 MW total output. This latest order was awarded in recognition of such equipment’s outstanding operating record as well as MHPS’s technological strength and EPC execution capability.
MHPS is in a prime position to provide comprehensive solutions in both thermal and geothermal power generation systems. In the geothermal power sector to date, MHPS has received more than 100 orders from 13 countries. The total capacity of these units exceeds 3,000 MW. MHPS is a world leader in the technical development and provision of geothermal power generation facilities. At the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) held in Nairobi in August 2016, former President and CEO Takato Nishizawa (recently elected as Vice Chairman) highlighted MHPS’s commitment to aid Africa’s development through provision of advanced environmental technologies and outstandingly efficient power generating equipment.
MHPS is committed to working closely with related institutions in implementing various programs to enact the Japanese Government’s policy for exporting high-quality infrastructure to meet rising demand for geothermal power in Kenya and throughout Africa. MHPS will also proactively propose solutions in geothermal power generation equipment and facilities not only in Africa but globally, as it seeks to provide highly efficient and environmentally friendly technologies to curb global warming and also to provide reliable and cost effective electricity to its customers.
For more information:
Organization:
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
WMO Confirms 63.5° Fahrenheit Record High in Antarctica:

The World Meteorological Organization has announced that Antarctica hit a new record high recorded temperature of 63.5 degrees F. The record, set at an Argentine research base March 24, 2015 and just confirmed by WMO, breezes past the previous record of 59 degrees. While the new record doesn’t mean much on its own, it’s yet another sign that big changes are likely to occur in Antarctica over the coming century. Meanwhile, real time data released from the National Snow and Ice Data Center showed only 2.131 million square kilometers of sea ice surrounding the continent on February 28 – about 159,000 square kilometers less than the record low set in 1997. The Antarctic ice sheet contains 90 percent of the world’s freshwater, which would raise sea levels by 200 feet if it were to melt.

Climate Nexus, March 2, 2017
New British Columbia Report Addresses Geothermal Direct Use Potential

Tuya Terra Geo Corporation (TT Geo), a BC-based company, working in collaboration with Geothermal Management Company Inc. (GMC) and their respective teams, were retained by Geoscience BC in September 2015 to identify and evaluate Direct-use geothermal energy opportunities for BC communities, providing them with data and an opportunity to potentially lower greenhouse gas emissions and advance economic development through the use of geothermal energy.

Direct-use geothermal developments can typically utilize lower temperatures waters than required for electrical generation. These lower temperature fluids are more easily attainable with simpler, lower cost exploration strategies in a much shorter time frame than electrical generation development. Additionally, the exploitation of these low temperature geothermal resources can have significant economic benefits for communities. However, communities and local governments may not have access to the expert knowledge required to oversee a geothermal resource exploration program, or the cost of exploration may be a major barrier to wider adoption of Direct-use geothermal energy.
The purpose of this project was to first identify and evaluate Direct-use geothermal energy opportunities for BC communities that have the potential to reduce green-house gas emissions or be economic development drivers. To do this, a review of various Direct-use development possibilities was undertaken and compiled as applicable to BC. The gathering of detailed community information focused on the 11 sites deemed ‘favourable’ for electrical generation in the KWL and GeothermEx 2015 report. A list of communities associated with these sites was compiled under the assumption that if there was a resource sufficient for electrical generation, then Direct-use (with its lower hurdles to development) was possible. A total of 63 communities were contacted and provided with information about their nearby resource. In this process, the Project sought to give communities and businesses in BC an understanding of what resources are available and what steps they need take to evaluate these geothermal resources. This study did not evaluate the use of heat pumps for ground based geothermal (geoexchange).
Plant Manager Sought
 
U.S. Geothermal Inc. is seeking a Plant Manager for its Neal Hot Springs (NHS) geothermal plant near Vale, Oregon.  NHS is a three unit facility that uses supercritical binary cycle technology in the power generation process with R134a refrigerant as the motive fluid.  The plant has been COD since November 2012 and has a staff of 11 reporting to the Plant Manager.
Interested candidates may contact Mr. Chris Harriman, President of U.S. Geothermal Services at:   charriman@usgeothermal.com
Commercial Operation Begins at One of Japan’s Largest Binary Power Plants in Takigami
 
Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Takashi Tsukioka; hereinafter “Idemitsu”) today began commercial operation of a binary power plant at the Takigami Office of its wholly owned subsidiary Idemitsu Oita Geothermal Co., Ltd. (President: Teruo Takenaka).
Since the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, development of geothermal power has advanced across Japan as a renewable energy source capable of delivering stable supplies of electricity without being affected by weather conditions. Japan is home to approximately 10% of the world’s geothermal resources, and as a result it has the third highest potential for geothermal power in the world.
Idemitsu entered the geothermal power business in 1979, and since the start of operation of the Takigami Power Station of Kyushu Electric Power Company, Inc. in 1996, the Takigami Office of Idemitsu Oita Geothermal Co., Ltd. has supplied steam used to generate power.
Aiming to put unused hot water to effective use, construction began on the Takigami Binary Power Plant, one of the largest binary power plants in Japan, in the same area in March 2016. Today, the plant began commercial operation.
The term “binary” refers to the use of two fluids-the heat source of hot water and a medium that has a low boiling point-in power generation. This method makes it possible to generate power using low-temperature steam and hot water that could not be used in traditional geothermal power generation.
In the future as well, Idemitsu plans to contribute to Japan’s energy security and to the realization of a sustainable society by using domestically sourced renewable energy such as geothermal power to increase the supply of electricity
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Small geothermal plants gaining steam in Japan

HyperSciences raises $690K to use rocket technology for geothermal drilling

Making enhanced geothermal systems a reality at Fallon in Nevada, a U.S. DOE FORGE project

Demand for lithium a potential boon for Nevada

Geothermal industry expects further momentum for growth in Turkey

Scot Gov pursuing geothermal development in north-east

Light at the end of the tunnel: Sussex eyes mine shaft geothermal

Nevada, Italy agree to work together on water, energy issues
 

Nicaragua offers a variety of favourable tax incentives for geothermal development

Review to be conducted on UK DFID East Africa geothermal program

New PPA legislation in Indonesia raises concerns for geothermal developers

How California Utilities Are Managing Excess Solar Power; ‘Virtual power plants’ would store renewable energy in batteries by day and redistribute it when demand surges after sunset

Is The U.S. Becoming Overdependent On Natural Gas?

Theistareykir first geothermal power plant to undergo GSAP sustainability assessment

MHPS To Supply Steam Turbines to Ken-Gen

Uganda cooperates with consortium from the Netherlands to develop geothermal power

http://www.thinkgeoenergy.com/uganda-cooperates-with-consortium-from-the-netherlands-to-develop-geothermal-power/


Cryostar Commissions Its Largest Turbine Yet [Turkey]


https://www.gasworld.com/cryostar-commissions-its-most-powerful-turbine-yet/2012365.article

First 110 MW unit of Sarulla geothermal project to come online this month

http://www.thinkgeoenergy.com/first-110-mw-unit-of-sarulla-geothermal-project-to-come-online-this-month/ 

Australian geothermal sector forms new national Geothermal Association
http://www.thinkgeoenergy.com/australian-geothermal-sector-forms-new-national-geothermal-association/ 

KCA Deutag target geothermal drilling market

htts://www.energyvoice.com/oilandgas/133391/kca-deutag-target-geothermal-drilling-market/ 

Unearthing a woman of substance in the geothermal sector

https://www.esi-africa.com/magazine_articles/unearthing-a-woman-of-substance-in-the-geothermal-sector/

Indonesia eases development of geothermal in conservation areas

http://www.thinkgeoenergy.com/indonesia-eases-development-of-geothermal-in-conservation-areas/

 

 

 

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