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Geothermal Energy Association's International Geothermal Forum

Geothermal Energy Association's

International Geothermal Forum

March 7, 2017 | 10AM-4 PM | Washington DC | United States Energy Association- Ronald Reagan & International Trade Center | Agenda Below!

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) has annually provided leadership within the geothermal energy community and a platform for constructive dialogue and in-depth discussion on issues ranging from finance, market development, and policy to GHG emissions, new technology driving change and key markets to look out for. In light of the latest developments, the Association's International Geothermal Forum is a recent spinoff from the traditional US & International Showcase.

For one day, the Forum will gather roughly sevent (70) top energy, finance, policy, government, ministry, and engineering experts to provide in-depth discussion and insight into the future of the geothermal market in the US and abroad.

Topics to Discuss Include:
-Addressing GHG emissions in geothermal power plants
-GDF LAC updates
-Geothermal Developments in the US and Around the Globe (Regional Focus)
-IRENA and GGA
-Geothermal Risk Mitigation in Mexico
-Co-production from Oil and Gas Wells
...And More!

Occupancy for this event is limited to 70 participants.

Registration is now open at: https://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=1872&EID=23494.  Space is limited and is first come first serve so register today to secure your space!

***Cost for attendance is $25 for GEA members and $75 for Non-GEA Members, pre-registration is required. No on-site registration will take place for this event.

Event Contact:
Rani@geo-energy.org
+1 (202) 454-5261

8:30 AM CHECK-IN, NETWORKING, COFFEE & PASTRIES
9:45 AM WELCOME

Rani Chatrath
, Global Initiatives Coordinator, Marketing & Events Manager, Geothermal Energy Association

Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association

10:00 AM TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS

Moderator:  Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association (GEA)

Susan Hamm,  Director, US Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office- Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
SubTER/ FORGE Program & Mineral Recovery: US Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office Portfolio
Will Gosnold, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota
Co-production in Oil and Gas Wells
Paul Brophy, President, EGS Inc. & Board Member, International Geothermal Association
Application of UNFC-2009 to Geothermal Energy Resources

10:45 AM RECENT REPORTS

ModeratorAtli Björn Thorbjornsson, Partner, BBA Legal

Baldvin Björn Haraldsson, Partner, BBA Legal
Geothermal Transparency Guide. Providing an overview of the legal and regulatory framework governing exploration, exploitation and production of electricity from geothermal resources in the following countries: Canada, Chile, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Turkey, and USA.
Enrique Nieto Ituarte,
Financial Markets Lead Specialist, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division, Inter-American Development Bank
Geothermal Early Exploration Risk Mitigation Financial Scheme, Mexico Focused
Elizabeth Robberechts, Lead Investment Officer, Inter-American Investment Corporation
IIC’s Risk Mitigation Experience in Chile
Thrainn Fridriksson, Geothermal Energy Specialist, World Bank-ESMAP Program
GHG Emissions from Geothermal Power Plants, Turkey Focused
Ann Robertson-Tait, Business Development Manager & Senior Geologist GeothermEx
Geothermal Risk Mitigation Strategies and Funding Instruments- Global Developments, E Africa Focused

12:00 PM LUNCH & EMBASSY OF HUNGARY GEOTHERMAL OPPORTUNITIES VIDEO

1:15 PM UPDATE ON WORLD MARKET DEVELOPMENTS

Moderator: Rani Chatrath, Global Initiatives Coordinator, Marketing & Events Manager, Geothermal Energy Association

Josh Nordquist, Director of Business Development, Ormat Technologies, Inc.
Market Trends, Advancements, and Development Activities
Andrew Palmateer, Program Director, United States Energy Association-East Africa Geothermal Partnership
East Africa Developments, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti Focused
Theodosios Vallas, Minister Counselor, Head of the Office for Economic & Commercial Affairs, Embassy of Greece in Washington, DC
The Greek Geothermal Industry: Geothermal Projects & Investment Opportunities
Mike Long, Sr. Project Manager, Power Engineers
Update on Turkish Geothermal Enabling Factors
Christiaan Gischler Blanco, Lead Energy Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Case Study for Geothermal Power in the Eastern Caribbean

2:30 PM NEW FINANCIAL/ INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

Moderator: Cora Dickson, Senior International Trade Specialist, US Department of Commerce

Warren Dewhurst, Managing Member, Dewhurst Group LLC and GDF Fund Manager
Update on the Geothermal Development Facility for Latin America
Tim Williamson, Deputy Director- Alternative and Renewable Energy, US Department of State
Global Geothermal Alliance/ IRENA Updates & Update on Geothermal Developments in Indonesia
Ben Todd, Global Business Development Division, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Geothermal Finance Opportunities: Ex-Im Portfolio
David Riposo, Finance and Implementation Manager, US Trade and Development Agency
Geothermal Finance Opportunities: USTDA Portfolio

3:45 PM DEFINING AND ADDRESSING GEOTHERMAL’S CHALLENGES

Panel Discussion/ Group Interaction

4:00 PM ADJOURN

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