NEVADA – The international geothermal power market is booming and with a sustained growth rate of 4% to 5% and almost 700 projects currently under development in 76 countries, the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo is expected to be an exciting international gathering of geothermal companies, academics, financiers, policy leaders, students, and other individuals. The international geothermal community is marking their calendars to attend or exhibit at the event, to be held from September 20-23 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA.
This is the premier gathering to learn about the latest developments in geothermal energy. Last year, the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Expo hosted more than 1,400 representatives from 39 countries. Participants from six continents were present. In 2015, an even broader attendance is anticipated.
The GRC Annual Meeting will offer technical, policy, and market conference sessions, educational seminars, tours of geothermal and renewable energy projects, and numerous networking opportunities. Registration to the GRC Annual Meeting will open in July. More information is available at: http://www.geothermal.org/meet-new.html
The GEA Expo will feature exhibits by leading companies featuring new technology from drillers, suppliers, developers and more. Information on exhibitor registration is available at:http://geothermalenergy2015.org/registration.asp
“Nevada is home to numerous geothermal projects and other renewable energy,” said Steve Ponder, Executive Director of the GRC. “Geothermal, in addition to generating electricity, generates jobs and property tax revenues for local counties.”
“The GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Expo offers a unique opportunity for leaders in the business to learn about latest market developments and showcase their projects, equipment, services and state of the art technology to the geothermal community,” said Karl Gawell, Executive Director of GEA.
While still a few months away, GRC and GEA reminds international participants to plan early to have enough time for processing required visas or other travel documents. For information on U.S. State Department requirements for business travel, go to: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/visit/visitor.html.
Geothermal energy is a firm yet flexible renewable energy source that can bring the reliability of 24/7 baseload power or complement other energy technologies by firming up more intermittent power generation. It can also provide distributed power generation from small co-production projects, with one of the smallest environmental footprints of any technology. Geothermal has the potential to help meet many U.S. states’ Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) goals as an alternative to fossil fuels. Recent breakthroughs in Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) technology for exploiting geothermal resources around the world raise bright prospects for the industry.