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Summit... with a twist

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is pleased to be holding its fifth annual National Geothermal Summit early this summer, but with a twist. This year, the leading forum for western state policy discussions will team up with the National Hydropower Association (NHA), and the Biomass Power Association (BPA) to create a new spin on the annual event. The Baseload Renewable Energy Summit (BRESx3) will be held on June 7-8, 2016 at the Grand Sierra in Reno, NV.

Geothermal, hydropower, and biomass often face similar problems at three main levels- political, financial, and societal. As in previous years, the Summit will focus on voicing key issues faced by the geothermal industry to both state and federal policy makers. In parallel to this, industry experts in hydropower and biomass will join panel discussions to shed light on the critical importance of base-load, renewable energy sources for grid reliability, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and meeting rising energy demand.

Online registration is now open. Register now to claim a special early bird discount rate! GEA/ NHA/ BPA/ ACORE/ GRC members receive an additional discount.

Confirmed Speakers To-Date Include:

Video Address by Senator Harry Reid, State of Nevada

Patricia Spearman, Nevada State Senator

Joe Greco, Senior Vice President, Terra-Gen LLC

Jack McGinley, Director of Regulatory and Legislative Strategy, NV Energy

Elaine Sison-Lebrilla, Senior Project Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Barry Dong, Manager Geothermal/ Biomass, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)

Tess Park, Vice President of Power Supply, Idaho Power

Brendan McCarthy, State Environmental Policy Manager, Portland General Electric

Nina Odell, Director Federal Government Relations, Puget Sound Energy

Benjamin Matek, Industry Analust & Research Projects Manager, Geothermal Energy Association (GEA)

Angela Dykema, Director, Govenor's Office of Energy, State of Nevada

Gene Seidlitz, Acting Deputy State Director, BLM Nevada

Steve Zuretti, Manager, Director, Regulatory Affairs- West, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group

Rob Del Mar, Central Oregon Field Energy Analyst, Oregon Department of Energy

Supervisor Ryan Kelley, Imperial County, CA

Randy Keller, Director of Development, CalEnergy

Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President of Government Relations, Berkshire Hathaway Energy

Jim Caldwell, Director-Board of Directors, Center for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Technologies (CEERT)

Susan Petty, President & Chief Technology Officer, AltaRock Energy

Joseph Scherer, CEO, GreenFire Energy

Gia Snyder, CEO, Natel Energy, Inc.

Bob Cleaves, President, Biomass Power Association

Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association

Jeff Leahy, Deputy Executive Director, National Hydropower Association

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