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GEA Geothermal Energy Expo 2011 will feature breakthrough developments that are driving industry growth

Companies from around the world to convene in San Diego to display technological advancements to the geothermal community

What: From Oct. 23-26, the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) will convene geothermal business leaders in San Diego for the Geothermal Energy Expo, the world's largest gathering of businesses involved in geothermal resource exploration, characterization, development, production and management. The event provides a unique opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their projects, equipment, services and state-of-the-art technology to the geothermal community. More than 3,000 attendees are expected to walk the sold out Expo floor. The general public can visit the Expo Hall for a $50 registration fee per day, and student registration is complimentary with a valid student ID. For information on registration, the floor plan and agenda, please visit The GEA is also on Twitter @geoenergist. Please join the conversation with the Twitter tag #GEAExpo.
Who: Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association; Expo exhibitors and sponsors including Platinum sponsor Ormat, Gold sponsors NALCO and Siemens, Silver sponsors the City of Reno and Churchill Economic Development Authority, and Bronze sponsors the Geothermal Resource Group, POWER Engineers, Íslandsbanki, and Pratt & Whitney Power Systems. Other sponsors for the Expo include Mitsubishi Power Systems, Calpine Corporation, BM Holdings Company, Nevada Geothermal Power Company and TNG Energy Services.
When: Sunday, October 23 – Wednesday, October 26
Where: Town and Country
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, Calif.

For more information about exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Kent at (202) 454-5263 or Requests for media credentials should be directed to Leni Schimpf at The Rosen Group, 646-695-7045 or

About the Geothermal Energy Association:
The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is a trade association composed of U.S. companies who support the expanded use of geothermal energy and are developing geothermal resources worldwide for electrical power generation and direct-heat uses. GEA advocates for public policies that will promote the development and utilization of geothermal resources, provides a forum for the industry to discuss issues and problems, encourages research and development to improve geothermal technologies, presents industry views to governmental organizations, provides assistance for the export of geothermal goods and services, compiles statistical data about the geothermal industry, and conducts education and outreach projects. For more information, please visit Follow GEA on Twitter. Become a fan on Facebook.

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