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GEA Geothermal Energy Showcase and International Forum

Geothermal Energy Technology and International Development Forum
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
9:00am - 5:00pm Forum
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, DC

Featuring Keynote Remarks by the Honorable Senator Ron Wyden
United States Senator from Oregon

Special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor: Atlas Copco

What: GEA held a one-day “Geothermal Energy Technology and International Development Forum” in Washington, DC on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The program showcased geothermal projects, trends, and governmental policies in the U.S. and around the world. Topics covered included; the geothermal market today, projects under development in the U.S. and internationally, outlook for the future of the geothermal market, jobs and money, new technologies, and federal agency support at home and abroad.

The event also held small exhibition area featuring leading companies in the geothermal energy industry.
Exhibitors included: Atlas Copco, Pratt & Whitney Power Systems, Emabond Solutions, Bowman Geothermal Consulting, Arizona Geological Survey, Institute of Earth Science and Engineering, Van Ness Feldman, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, ACORE, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Geothermal Energy Association (GEA).

This event was developed with participation by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Commerce and is open to the geothermal industry. The “Geothermal Energy Technology and International Development Forum” was widely attended with over two-hundred industry leaders, foreign diplomats, financiers and government officials participating.

Who: Confirmed speakers included:
To view agenda for the day, please click here.

  • The Honorable Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon
  • Allyson Anderson, Senior Professional Staff, US Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
  • Steve Richardson, Member, Van Ness Feldman
  • Adam O’Malley, Director of the Office of Energy and Environmental Technologies, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Keith Martin, Partner, Chadbourne and Parke LLP
  • Francesco Starace, CEO, Enel Green Power
  • Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association
  • Halley Dickey, Director of Geothermal Business Development, TAS
  • Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co.
  • Paul Thomsen, Director of Policy and Business Development, Ormat Technologies
  • Mark Taylor, Lead Analyst, CCS and Geothermal, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Mike Ronzello, Geothermal Business Development Manager, Pratt & Whitney Power Systems
  • Dan Jennejohn, Research Associate, Geothermal Energy Association
  • Craig Mataczynski, CEO, Gradient Resources
  • Kevin Wallace, Senior Project Manager and Renewables Market Manager, POWER Engineers
  • Thomas Zich, Development Engineer, Emabond Solutions
  • Robert Hunt, Linear Power
  • Jamie Merriman, Country Manager, East and Central Africa, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  • Doug Dougherty, President, Geothermal Exchange Organization
  • Roy Mink, Director, US Geothermal
  • Jeffrey Humber, Director, Africa Infrastructure Program, USAID
  • Brian Sant Angelo, Export-Import Bank
  • Louis Capuano, Jr., CEO, ThermaSource
  • Paul Dunn, Gas Equipment Engineering Corp.
  • Loy Sneary, President/CEO, Gulf Coast Green Energy
  • JoAnn Milliken, Senior Advisor and Acting Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Program
  • Subir Sanyal, President and Manager of Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, GeothermEx
  • Susan Petty, President/Chief Technology Officer, AltaRock Energy

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