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GEA Honors Recognizes the Best in Geothermal as
Leading Industry Event Gets Underway in Sacramento
- Geothermal supporters Gov. Jerry Brown and Mayor Kevin Johnson
both represented by speakers at GEA National Geothermal Summit-
SACRAMENTO (August 7, 2012) –With policy leaders, utilities and geothermal industry professionals on hand, the second annual GEA National Geothermal Summit gets underway tonight in Sacramento with the GEA Honors Awards Dinner, when the winners of the coveted annual industry awards will be honored. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will be represented at the dinner by Julia Burrows, President & Executive Director of Greenwise Joint Venture and Policy Advisor to the Mayor, who will address attendees. Organized by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), the Summit brings major decision makers together to discuss geothermal’s future in California and across the country, at a time when all renewable technology sectors are striving for sustained growth.
“The GEA Honors recognize the companies and individuals that represent the very best aspects of the geothermal industry--one that is providing clean, baseload power to Americans nationwide,” said GEA Executive Director Karl Gawell. “GEA would also like to recognize the geothermal community as a whole for working to secure America’s energy future.”
The GEA Honors 2012 Winners:
Technological Advancement: Awarded to an individual or company that has developed a new, innovative, or pioneering technology to further geothermal development.
Winner: Enel Green Power North America: The Stillwater Solar-Geothermal Hybrid Project is the first ever hybrid power plant of this kind. This technology may help to allow projects that would otherwise have been unfeasible as stand-alone geothermal or solar projects to be more economically and technologically viable.