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2015 State of the Geothermal Industry Briefing

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The Geothermal Energy Association held a “State of the Geothermal Energy Industry Briefing” on Tuesday, February 24th at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The program provided an update on the US and international geothermal industry featuring release of the 2015 Annual Geothermal Industry Update and presentations and panel discussions by key leaders in US and international development, finance, technology, policy and regulatory issues.

Full agenda:

9:00-9:10am: Welcome
Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association

9:10-9:30am: Keynote Remarks
Introduction by: Jack Thirolf , Head of Regulatory Affairs, Enel Green Power North America
Keynote remarks by: Senator Dean Heller, Senator from State of Nevada

9:30-9:45am: Release of 2015 GEA US and Industry Update
Ben Matek, Industry Analyst & Research Projects Manager, Geothermal Energy Association

9:45-10:00am: Rewards and Challenges in the International Geothermal Market
Mike Long, Senior Project Manager-Strategic Consulting, POWER Burns and Roe

10:00-11:30am: Panel discussion: U.S. and International Industry Developments and Opportunities
Moderated by: Joseph Greco, Senior Vice President, Terra-Gen Power, LLC
Doug Glaspey, President, US Geothermal, Inc.
Josh Nordquist, Director of Business Development, Ormat Technologies, Inc.
Carl Stills, Energy Manager, Imperial Irrigation District
Jack Thirolf , Head of Regulatory Affairs, Enel Green Power North America
Hezy Ram, CEO, Ram Energy, Inc.

11:30-11:45am: Networking break

11:45am-1:15pm: Panel discussion: Multilaterals and Project Financers Discuss Global Market Developments
Moderated by: Magnus Gehringer, CEO, Consent Energy, LLC
Chris McCormick, Reykjavik Geothermal
Pierre Audinet, Clean Energy Program Team Leader, ESMAP Program, The World Bank
Andrew Palmateer, Program Director, U.S.- East Africa Geothermal Partnership (EAGP)  
Mafalda Duarte, Program Manager, Climate Investment Funds

1:15-2:15pm: Lunch and networking

2:15-3:30pm: Panel discussion: Geothermal Technology Updates
Moderated by: Eric Hass, Hydrothermal Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office
Kevin Wallace, Senior Project Manager, POWER Burns and Roe
John Macpherson, Senior Technical Advisor, Baker Hughes
Dennis Kaspereit, Vice President-Resource Management, Geothermal Resource Group, Inc.

3:30pm: Panel discussion: Policy and Regulatory Issues Impacting the Geothermal Industry
Moderated by: Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association
Katherine Young, Senior Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Kathy Benedetto, Legislative Staff, U.S. House of Representatives
Chuck Kleeshulte, Legislative Staffer, Office of Senator Lisa Murkowski
Jeremy Harrell, Office of Senator Dean Heller
Ryan Mulvenon, Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Harry Reid
Ray Brady, Manager, Bureau of Land Management National Renewable Energy Office

5:00pm: Wrap Up and Adjourn

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Dewhurst group Geothermal Exploration

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