With demand for clean electricity on the rise, international attention
has turned to geothermal energy with a highlight being the declaration
of 38 countries forming the Global Geothermal Alliance at the Paris
Climate Conference. Building on this momentum, the Geothermal Energy
Association's (GEA) U.S. and International Geothermal Showcase this
March will highlight to Washington, DC decision makers how leading
geothermal nations are unlocking their geothermal potential.
So far, in addition to participants from across the U.S.,
representatives from 20 countries have signed up for what is to be a
prime geothermal gathering of 2016 -- the U.K., Burundi, Indonesia,
Italy, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Mexico, Qatar, Nairobi, Japan,
Philippines, Fiji, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea, Samoa,
Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.
“This event attracts a wide range of international participants and
provides an excellent platform to highlight US technology and expertise
in the geothermal energy space,” said Ann Robertson-Tait of GeothermEx,
The Showcase agenda has just been published, and is available at: http://geo-energy.org/2016_International_Geothermal_Showcase.aspx.
It displays a range of top level speakers addressing key topics, from
financial opportunities to an overview of geothermal power’s status in
the U.S. and abroad. Other major topics include the future of the
geothermal industry, cutting-edge technologies, and the components
necessary to nurture global geothermal industry growth.
The GEA U.S. and International Geothermal Showcase will be this year's
premier event to network, collaborate, and discuss the hottest topics in
geothermal energy with high level representatives from the U.S. and
abroad. Speakers include leading company executives, government policy
makers, market analysts, and public and private financial institutions.
“The GEA International Showcase is one of our most important geothermal
industry events. The event provides an opportunity to interact with
international clients, government officials and the financial
community,” said Mike Long of POWER Engineers, Inc.
The 2016 U.S. and International Geothermal Showcase is presented with
support from leading companies and organizations. Co-sponsors include
Power Engineers, Dewhurst Group and the Geothermal Resource Group.
Supporting organizations include the Geothermal Resource Council,
American Council on Renewable Energy, American Geosciences Institute,
US-ASEAN Business Council, US Trade and Development Agency, US
Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office, United States
Energy Association, The World Bank, US Department of State,
Inter-American Development Bank, US Agency for International
Development, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
At the event, GEA will release its highly-anticipated, widely referenced
“2016 Annual US and International Geothermal Power Production Report.”
The Showcase program will highlight new geothermal projects, market
trends, and government policies driving growth in the US and
international markets. The last GEA International Showcase, held in
2014, involved over 250 industry leaders, government officials, and
other power sector representatives from the U.S. and 26 countries
spanning the globe.
For more information, confirmed speakers to date, and a tentative
agenda, visit http://geo-energy.org/2016_International_Geothermal_Showcase.aspx.
For questions regarding the 2016 Showcase or opportunities for
sponsorships, please contact Rani Chatrath at Rani@geo-energy.org.
To request press credentials, please contact Allie Nelson at Allie@geo-energy.org.
About the Geothermal Energy Association:
The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is a trade association comprised
of U.S. companies that support the expanded use of geothermal energy and
are developing geothermal resources worldwide for electrical power
generation and direct-heat uses. For more information, please visit www.geo-energy.org.
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