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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 fifty (sixty) 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)
-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:  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:
+1 (202) 454-5261

Tentative Event Agenda (as of 2.17.17)

9:45 am Welcome and Complimentary Coffee/ Tea

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

Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association

10:00 am Technology Developments

TBA, US Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office
Will Gosnold, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota
Mineral Recovery

10:45 am Recent Reports

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
Ann Robertson-Tait, Business Development Manager & Senior Geologist GeothermEx
Geothermal Risk Mitigation Strategies and Funding Instruments- Global Developments, E Africa Focused
Harpa Pétursdóttir, Associate, 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.
Thrainn Fridriksson, Geothermal Energy Specialist, World Bank-ESMAP Program
GHG Emissions from Geothermal Power Plants, Turkey Focused
Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association (GEA)
Fall 2016 US & International Report Update, Global Focus


12:00 pm Complimentary Lunch /Discussion

1:00 pm Update on World Markets Developments

Andrew Palmateer, Program Director, United States Energy Association-East Africa Geothermal Partnership & Ann Robertson-Tait, Business Development Manager & Senior Geologist GeothermEx
East Africa Developments, Kenya, Ethopia and Djibouti Focused
Josh Nordquist, Director of Business Development, Ormat Technologies, Inc.
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
Turkey developments
Christiaan Gischler Blanco, Inter-American Development Bank
Case Study for Geothermal Power in the Eastern Caribbean

2:30 pm New Financial/International Developments

Moderator: Cora Dickson, Senior International Trade Specialist, US Department of Commerce
Warren Dewhurst, Managing Member, Dewhurst Group LLC and GDF Fund Manager
GDF Developments
Tim Williamson, Deputy Director- Alternative and Renewable Energy, US Department of State
Global Geothermal Alliance/ IRENA Updates
Ben Todd, Global Business Development Division, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Ex-Im Finance Opportunities
David Riposo, Finance and Implementation Manager, US Trade and Development Agency
USTDA Finance Opportunities

3:30 pm Defining and Addressing Geothermal’s Challenges

Panel Discussion/ Group Interaction

4:00 pm Adjourn

Event Contact:
+1 (202) 454-5261

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