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GEA Geothermal Energy and Utillities Workshop

GEA Geothermal Energy and Utilities, Co-ops and Public Power Workshop
Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Skyview 5
Thursday, July 22, 2010

9:00am-5:30pm Workshop
5:30-6:30pm Networking Reception

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GEA will be holding a one-day “Geothermal Energy and Utilities, Co-ops and Public Power Workshop” in Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, July 22nd at Bally's. The program seeks to address issues related to geothermal examined from a utility perspective. Participants will hear the most recent updates available on the U.S. geothermal market, accompanied by expert presentations on approaches to utility scale projects in the U.S., federal and state support for utilities and renewables, reducing costs through time reduction, risk assessment, technology options, oil gas and co-production, small power, transmission issues, and more. You’ll find out information and perspectives on project development, technology, finance, community and environmental issues. Come join the collaboration between leading geothermal experts from around the nation to collectively increase geothermal energy’s production output.

Who are our speakers?  
Confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Tom Fair, Vice President of Renewable Energy, NV Energy
  • Sara Moffat, Public Lands/Energy Outreach Representative, Representative U.S. Senator Harry Reid
  • Rebecca Wagner, Nevada PUC Commissioner
  • Karl Gawell, Executive Director, GEA
  • Steve Ponder, Development Director, Renewable Energy, NV Energy
  • Travis Coleman, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Craig Collar, Senior Manager, Energy Resource Development, Snohomish Public Utilities District
  • Dan Chase, Contract Negotiator, Renewable & Alternative Power, Southern California Edison
  • Arlene Anderson, U.S. Department of Energy, Geothermal Technologies Program
  • David Batts, EMPSi
  • Kermit Witherbee, Geothermal Program Manager, Bureau of Land Management
  • Kapil Mohindra, Skystream Markets
  • Subir Sanyal, President, GeothermEx
  • Dan Jennejohn, Research Associate, GEA
  • Dan Fleischmann, Project Initiation Manager, Ormat Technologies
  • Dan Schochet, Executive Vice President, Ram Power Corporation
  • John Fox, CEO, ElectraTherm
  • John McCaull, Western States Representative, GEA
  • John Pierce, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Varun Gowda, Energy and Geoscience Institute
  • Carl Stills, Director, Geothermal Development Group, Imperial Irrigation District
  • Carl Linvill, Director of Integrated Energy Analysis & Plannng, Aspen Environmental Group
  • Erik Swenson, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P
  • Monte Morrison, U.S. Country Manager, Magma Energy Corporation
  • Dick Clayton, Executive Vice President, Raser Technologies
  • Halley Dickey, Director Geothermal Business Development, TAS
  • Murray Grande, Director, Renewable Resource Development, NCPA
  • Jim Faulds, Great Basin Center at the University of Nevada, Reno
  • Theresa Williams, Senior Planning Advisor, Western Area Power Administration
  • Loy Sneary, President/CEO, Gulf Coast Green Energy
  • Valentino M. Tiangco, Senior Project Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Jason Johns, Stoel Rives, LLP

Thursday, July 22, 2010,      
7:30 am Registration
9:00 am – 12:45 pm Morning Session  
12:45 – 1:30 pm Luncheon
1:30 – 5:30 pm Afternoon Session
5:30 - 6:30 pm Networking Reception

Bally’s Las Vegas
Skyview 6
3645 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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