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2016 U.S. and International Geothermal Energy Showcase

*Please note: this agenda is subject to change. The final agenda will be posted prior to the Showcase.
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7:00 am - 8:00 am
Registration Opens, Complimentary Breakfast, and Networking
Atrium Hall- Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Opening Remarks and Keynote

Opening Remarks:
Jack Hand, President and CEO, POWER Engineers, Inc.
Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President Government Relations, Berkshire Hathaway Energy

Opening Keynote:
Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
The Honorable John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State
The Honorable Amos Hochstein, ENR Special Envoy, U.S. Department of State

8:30 am - 9:30 am
State of Geothermal Industry in the U.S. and Internationally

Geothermal Industry Advancements Overview:
Benjamin Matek
, Industry Analyst & Research Projects Manager, Geothermal Energy Association (GEA)
Geothermal Power Industry Current Status & Future Prospects: Introducing GEA’s New and Widely Referenced “2016 Annual U.S. and International Geothermal Power Production Report”

Geothermal Industry Advancements Panel Moderation:
Karl Gawell,
Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association (GEA)

Paul Brophy
, President, Geothermal Resources Council and Board Member, International Geothermal Association
Joshua Norquist, Director- Business Development, ORMAT Technologies, Inc.
Katherine Young, Geothermal Energy Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Geothermal Resource Reporting Metric (GRRM):  Building Blocks for Successful Geothermal Energy Projects
Timothy Williamson, Deputy Director- Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of State

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Morning Coffee Break

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Keys to Financing Geothermal Projects

Financing Opportunities Available in Geothermal Panel Moderation:
Magnus Gehringer
, CEO, Consent Energy LLC

Pierre Audinet, Clean Energy Program Team Leader ESMAP Program, The World Bank
Update on the Global Geothermal Development Plan, a Global Push in Geothermal Exploration Investments
Mike Eckhart, Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability, Citigroup
Debt Capital Markets and Layered Financing, Private Sector Investment in the Global Geothermal Market
Julian Richardson, CEO, Parhelion Underwriting Ltd.
The Role of Insurance in Geothermal Resource Development
Craig O’Connor, Director of Business Development – Renewable Energy and High Technology, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Financing U.S. Geothermal Technology and Services Exports
Hiroto Kamiishi, Director of the Energy and Mining Group, Japanese Investment Cooperation Agency
The Role of JICA in Geothermal Development, Focus on Africa, Latin America, and Asia
Stephen Morel, Climate Finance Specialist, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
The Role of Public Finance in Deploying Geothermal, Focus on East Africa and Central America

11:30 am - 12:30pm
The Rise of Geothermal in the African Rift Valley

Developments in Africa Overview & Panel Moderation:
Gabriel Negatu, Regional Director for East Africa Regional Center, African Development Bank

Albert Mugo, CEO and Managing Director, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)
The Rise and Future of Geothermal Development in Kenya
Sahele Tamiru Fekede, Acting Director for Energy Study and Development, Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity, Ethiopia
Wassihun Abate Abebe, Director- Legal Affairs Directorate, Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Ethiopia
Ethiopia's Geothermal Power Industry, Current Status and Future Prospects
Meseret Teklemariam Zemedkun, Program Manager, ARGeo, Regional Office for Africa (ROA), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Laurie Hietter, Founding Principal, Panorama Environmental, LLC
Environmental Review: Meeting Kenya, Djibouti, World Bank, and AfDB Requirements

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch Break

Luncheon Keynote:
The Honorable Senator Dean Heller , U.S. Senator of Nevada

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Expanding Geothermal Developments in Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific

Development in Europe, Asia and the S. Pacific Overview & Panel Moderation:
Mike Long, Senior Project Manager – Strategic Consulting, POWER Engineers, Inc.

Mike Long, Senior Project Manager – Strategic Consulting, POWER Engineers, Inc.
Enabling Factors that are Driving Geothermal Development, Focus on Turkey
Paul von Hirtz, President, Thermochem, Inc. and Commissioner, PT Thermochem Indonesia
Potential for Additional Generation from Current Geothermal Power Projects, Focus on Indonesia
Dr. Kifle Kahsai, Deputy Director and Chief Geoscientist, SPC Geoscience Division
Geothermal Development in the Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Focus on PacGeo 6
Luca Xodo, Head of Business Development and Domestic Sales, EXERGY SpA
Development of Feasible Low Enthalpy and Small Scale Geothermal Plants: Technology and Business Cases, Focus on Europe

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Afternoon Networking & Afternoon Coffee Break

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Geothermal Growth in Mexico, the Americas, & the Caribbean

Growth in Mexico, the Americas, & the Caribbean Overview & Panel Moderation:
Doug Glaspey, President, COO and Director, US Geothermal, Inc.

Doug Glaspey, President, COO and Director, US Geothermal, Inc.
El Ceibillo Project, Focus on Guatemala
Alexander Richter, Marketing Director, Green Energy Geothermal
Speeding up Geothermal Development with Decentralized and Small Unit Plants, Focus on the Caribbean
Kara Dewhurst, Chief Sociologist, Dewhurst Group
Social Responsibility: Comparative Analysis from Geothermal, Mining and Hydroelectric Projects in Latin America, Focus on Colombia  
Juan Luis Del Valle Luarca, Director of Development, Grupo Dragon
Country Focus on Mexico
Bruce Cutrigh
t, CEO, Thermal Energy Partners, LLC
How one Utility will Eliminate CO2 Emissions, Cut Energy Prices by 50% & Increase Cyber Security, Focus on Nevis
Adriana M. Valencia, Energy Specialist, Energy Division-Infrastructure and Environment Sector, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
New Technology Developments & Future Prospect

Future Technology Lead Presentation:
Susan Hamm, Acting Director, US Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office
The GTO Portfolio: A Focus on EGS through FORGE's Initiative and GTO's Broad Subsurface Engineering Initiative, SubTER

Future Technology Panel Moderation:
Steve Ponder, Executive Director, Geothermal Resources Council (GRC)

Susan Petty, President and CTO, AltaRock Energy
Replacing Coal-Fired Power Generation with Geothermal Enegy Using Advanced EGS Technology: The Use of Waste Water from Coal Plants and Other Sources in the EGS System, Focus on the Eastern U.S., Hungary, and East Africa
Robert Podgorney, Geothermal lead, Idaho National Laboratory
Water Purification Driven by Geothermal Heat, a Novel Treatment Process under Development and Supported by DOE
Timothy Reinhardt, Program Manager, Systems Analysis & Low Temperature and Coproduced Resources, U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office
Mineral Recovery
Ann-Robertson Tait, Business Development Manager & Senior Geologist GeothermEx
Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS): Creating New Geothermal Opportunity in High Temperature, Low Permeability Rock Formations

5:30 pm
Concluding Remarks

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