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GEA Chairing Geothermal Track at Renewable Energy World Conf. & Expo NA, Orlando (Nov. 12-14)
The Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America 2013 is co-located with Power-Gen International this November 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The Geothermal Energy Association sits on the planning committee and will be chairing the geothermal sessions:

Geothermal Track 1 (Technical Paper Session) Tuesday, Nov 12 1:30-3:30pm
Session Title: Geothermal Technology and Its Evolving Applications -- Although geothermal technology is well established, there are a number of new advancements that have extended applicability and increased efficiency. This session will explore some of those new advancements and the exciting new areas where advanced technologies are being applied.

Speakers: Guofu Chen, TAS Energy; Bob Sullivan, Ormat Technologies; Bob Hunt, Saturated Gas, Inc.; Susan Petty, AltaRock Energy

Geothermal Track 2 (Panel Discussion) Wednesday Nov 13 9:30-11:30am
Session Title: Extending Geothermal's Reach to Exciting Global Opportunities -- While the U.S. market is still growing at a steady pace, international markets are exploding and ripe with new opportunities. Recent reports show an estimated 18.6 GW of geothermal power currently in development across 70 countries accounting for $100 billion in investment, and much of this development is spearheaded by U.S. companies. This session will cover developing regions with opportunities to expand business overseas.

Speakers: Ben Matek, Geothermal Energy Association; Craig O’Conner, Export-Import Bank of the United States; Trent Philip, Ambata Capital and Reykjavik Geothermal; Halley Dickey, TAS Energy.

Geothermal Track 3 (Panel Discussion) Wednesday, Nov 13 1:30-3:30pm
Session Title: Geothermal and Oil/ Gas Industries: Areas for Mutual Benefit -- The use of oil and gas fields for electrical development has been rigorously discussed for years, but rarely acted upon. The application of geothermal co-production and geo-pressured hybrid technologies, including waste-to-heat power, is increasingly being transferred to the oil and gas industry and has been shown to reduce costs, CO2 emissions and more. Meanwhile geothermal projects are also using more oil and gas technologies to enhance their production through EGS (enhanced geothermal systems). This session covers mutual benefits to both industries.

Speakers: Susan Petty, AltaRock Energy; Mike Hillsheim, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Maria Richards, Southern Methodist University; John Fox, ElectraTherm; Halley Dickey, TAS Energy

Contact Leslie Blodgett at (202) 454-5241 or leslie (at) geo-energy dot org. Scheduling, confirmed participants, registration, exhibiting, networking opportunities and more at  
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