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GEA Forum 2014
February 26, 2013: State of the Geothermal Energy Industry Briefing, Washington, DC

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Online registration has now closed. Onsite registration will be available starting at 7:15am Tuesday, February 26th at the registration desk out front of the Capitol Ballroom.

What:

The Geothermal Energy Association will be holding a half day “State of the Geothermal Energy Industry Briefing” on Tuesday, February 26th at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. This program will provide an update on the US geothermal industry featuring release of the results of the 2013 Annual GEA Geothermal Industry Update and presentations by the developers of these recently developed projects. In addition, there will be presentations on the state of subsurface technology by the leading government agencies, national laboratories, and science foundations who are driving the technologies behind furthering geothermal project development in the US. This event will be widely attended by GEA members, congressional staffers, government agencies and the DC community.

Who:
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8:00am: Welcome
Karl Gawell, Executive  Director, Geothermal Energy Association

8:10am: Keynote Remarks
Dan Utech, Deputy Director for the Domestic Policy Council Office of Energy and Climate Change, The White House

8:30am: Presentation: GEA Industry Update for 2013, Release of Results
Ben Matek, Geothermal Industry Analyst, Geothermal Energy Association

9:00am: Panel: Key Opportunities and Obstacles: An Industry Perspective
Moderated by: Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association
John Fox, CEO, ElectraTherm
Paul Thomsen, Director of Policy and Business Development, Ormat Technologies
Joe Greco, Senior  Vice President, Terra-Gen Power
Doug Glaspey, President and COO, U.S. Geothermal Inc.

10:30am: BREAK

10:45am: Panel: Can technology address geothermal risk and expand potential production
Moderated by: Paul Thomsen, Director, Policy and Business Development, Ormat Technologies
Lauren Boyd, Acting EGS Program Manager, US DOE Geothermal Program
Ann Robertson-Tait, Business Development Manager/Senior Geologist, GeothermEx
David Blackwell, Professor of Geophysics, Southern Methodist University

11:45am: Panel: Opportunities to Shorten Permitting and Environmental Review Timeframes
Moderated by: Allison Hull, Director of Federal Affairs, Calpine Corporation
Tom Williams, Laboratory Program Manager, Geothermal Technologies, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Kathleen Benedetto, Legislative Staff U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee for Energy and Mineral Resources
Patricia J. Beneke, Democratic Senior Counsel, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

12:45pm: Adjourn


When/Where:
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
8:00am-12:45pm

Capitol Ballroom
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Online registration has now closed. Onsite registration will be available starting at 7:15am Tuesday, February 26th at the registration desk out front of the Capitol Ballroom.

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