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GEA Geothermal Energy Finance Forum 2011

GEA Geothermal Energy Finance Forum 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
8:30am-5:00pm Finance Forum
5:00pm-6:00pm Networking Reception
The Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park, New York, NY

Featuring the Honorable President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland

Special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor: Islandsbanki

Press Resources:
GEA Geothermal Energy Finance Forum 2011: Industry leaders review the Hot International Investment Climate

Finance Forum Quote Sheet

President of Iceland to Address GEA Geothermal Energy Finance Forum

Media Availability with Dial-in Information


The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) and Gold Level Sponsor, Islandsbanki, held a one-day Geothermal Energy Finance Forum on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park in New York City.  This program brought the finance and investment community of New York City together and provide a tutorial on geothermal energy investment with top experts and major players in geothermal development and finance. The day’s agenda included presentations and panel discussion on; geothermal technology, geothermal project development, financing and investment, risk mitigation, employment, government finance and incentives, legal and regulatory issues, and case studies from developers and financers with recent success stories. In addition to bringing together the geothermal community with the finance and investment communities, this event will highlight the global growth in geothermal production and use. 

To view agenda for the day, please click here.

Confirmed speakers included:

The Honorable President Olafur Grimsson, President of Iceland
Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
Dita Bronicki, CEO, Ormat Technologies
Toni Volpe, President and CEO, Enel North America, a Division of Enel Green Power
Louis Capuano Jr, CEO, ThermaSource
Eddie Sadan, VP of Business Development, Ram Power Corporation
Jonathan Zurkoff, VP of Finance, U.S. Geothermal
Mike Ronzello, Geothermal Business Development Manager, Pratt & Whitney Power Systems
Brian Fairbank, President and CEO, Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
Asgeir Margeirsson, Chairman of Magma Energy’s HS Orka operations in Iceland
Halley Dickey, Director of Geothermal Business Development, TAS
Arni Magnusson, Executive Director- International Industries, Islandsbanki
Recep C. Kendircioglu, Senior Managing Director, John Hancock Financial Services
John McIlveen, Research Director, Jacob Securities, Inc.
Rick Rodgers, Montgomery Street Financial, LLC
Brian Harenza, Hannon Armstrong
Fuphan Chou, Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
Mark Taylor, Lead Analyst, CCS & Geothermal, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Subir Sanyal, President and Manager of Reservoir Engineering, GeothermEx, a Schlumberger Company
Saurabh Anand, Vice President, Denham Capital
Craig Wellen, Partner, Greentech Capital Advisors
Jimmy Leung, Raymond James
Vicky McDowell, Deputy Administrator, US Treasury UNDP
Chris Demos, Senior Investment Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Angela Crooks, Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Energy, Geothermal Technologies Program
Jen Derstine, Geothermal Sector Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce
Jeffrey Humber, Director, Africa Infrastructure Program, USAID Africa Bureau AFR/SD/EGEA
Keith Martin, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
John McKinsey, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP
John Pierce, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Karl Gawell, Executive Director, GEA

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