With demand for clean electricity on the rise, international attention has turned to geothermal energy with a highlight being the declaration of 38 countries forming the Global Geothermal Alliance at the Paris Climate Conference. Building on this momentum, the Geothermal Energy Association's (GEA) US and International Geothermal Showcase this March will highlight to Washington DC decision makers how leading geothermal nations are unlocking geothermal potential.
So far, in addition to participants from across the U.S., representatives from 22 countries have signed up for what is to be a prime geothermal gathering of 2016 -- the U.K., Burundi, Indonesia, Italy, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Mexico, Qatar, Nairobi, Japan, Philippines, Fiji, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Nevis .
“This event attracts a wide range of international participants and provides an excellent platform to highlight US technology and expertise in the geothermal energy space,” said Ann Robertson-Tait of GeothermEx, Inc.
The Showcase agenda has just been published, and is available at: http://geo-energy.org/2016_International_Geothermal_Showcase.aspx. It displays a range of top level speakers addressing key topics, from financial opportunities to an overview of geothermal power’s status in the U.S. and abroad. Other major topics include the future of the geothermal industry, cutting-edge technologies, and the components necessary to nurture global geothermal industry growth.
The GEA U.S. and International Geothermal Showcase will be this year's premier event to network, collaborate, and discuss the hottest topics in geothermal energy with high level representatives from the U.S. and abroad. Speakers include leading company executives, government policy makers, market analysts, and public and private financial institutions.
“The GEA International Showcase is one of our most important geothermal industry events. The event provides an opportunity to interact with international clients, government officials and the financial community,” said Mike Long of POWER Engineers, Inc.
The 2016 U.S. and International Geothermal Showcase is presented with support from leading companies and organizations. Co-sponsors include Power Engineers, Dewhurst Group and the Geothermal Resource Group. Supporting organizations include the Geothermal Resource Council, American Council on Renewable Energy, US-ASEAN Business Council, US Trade and Development Agency, US Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office, United States Energy Association, The World Bank, US Department of State, International Development Bank, US Agency for International Development, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
At the event, GEA will release its highly-anticipated, widely referenced “2016 Annual US and International Geothermal Power Production Report.” The Showcase program will highlight new geothermal projects, market trends, and government policies driving growth in the US and international markets. The last GEA International Showcase, held in 2014, involved over 250 industry leaders, government officials, and other power sector representatives from the U.S. and 26 countries spanning the globe.
For more information, confirmed speakers to date, and a tentative agenda, visit http://geo-energy.org/2016_International_Geothermal_Showcase.aspx. For questions regarding the 2016 Showcase or opportunities for sponsorships, please contact Rani Chatrath at Rani@geo-energy.org. To request press credentials, please contact Allie Nelson at Allie@geo-energy.org.