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The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) will be holding it’s fifth annual National Geothermal Summit on June 3-4 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, NV. The National Geothermal Summit is the leading forum for western state policy discussions, bringing together the geothermal industry for a dialogue with state and federal policy makers.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Commissioner Hochschild, California Energy Commission
  • John Ruhs, Acting State Director, Bureau of Land Management, Nevada
  • Karen Edson, Vice President, Policy and Client Services, California ISO
  • Paul Thomsen, Director, Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy
  • Supervisor Anthony Farrington, Chair, Lake County Board of Supervisors
  • Councilwoman Naomi Duerr, City of Reno Ward 2, President, Desert Pacific Exploration, Inc
  • Rachel Dahl, Executive Director, Churchill Economic Development Authority
  • V. John White, Executive Director, CEERT
  • Ken Speer, Assistant General Manager, Northern California Power Agency
  • Andy Horne, Deputy County Executive Officer, Natural Resources Development, County of Imperial
  • Timothy Kelley, Executive Director, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation
  • Carl Stills, Energy Manager, Imperial Irrigation District
  • Barry Dong, Manager Geothermal/Biomass, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Stacey Kusters, Vice President of Renewable Energy & Origination, NV Energy
  • Elaine Sison-Lebrilla, Senior Project Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Michal Moore, Visiting Professor of Economics and Systems Engineering, Research Fellow, Atkinson Centre for a Sustainable Future, Cornell Energy Institute
  • Jeff Deyette, Asst. Director, Energy Research and Analysis, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Randy Keller, Director of Development, Transmission and Land Assets, CalEnergy
  • Ann Robertson-Tait, Business Development Manager/Senior Geologist, GeothermEx, Inc.
  • Doug Glaspey, President, COO, and Director, US Geothermal
  • Nick Goodman, CEO, Cyrq Energy
  • Yoram Bronicki, President, GEA and Chairman, Ormat
  • Rahm Orenstein, Vice President, Business Development, Ormat
  • Aaron Mandell, CEO, AltaRock Energy, Inc
  • Colin Williams, Science Center Director, USGS
  • Video Keynote Address by Senator Dean Heller, Senator of Nevada
  • Video Keynote Address by Senator Harry Reid, Senator of Nevada

GEA Honors 2015 will be presented at an Awards Ceremony as part of the National Geothermal Summit 2015, on June 3rd.