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GEA is pleased to be holding its fourth annual National Geothermal Summit on Tuesday, August 5th and Wednesday, August 6th in Reno, NV. The National Geothermal Summit is the leading forum for western state policy discussions, bringing together policy leaders, utilities and industry professionals to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

Topics to be covered include moving geothermal forward in Nevada, utility perspective on renewable portfolio standards and geothermal, the future of the RPS, political and tax experts discuss federal and state legislation to support geothermal, achieving the potential of the Salton Sea and Salton Sea Restoration Initiative, and regulatory matters including leasing, permitting and sage grouse.

Keynote addresses have been confirmed by:

Senator Kelvin Atkinson, Nevada Senate District 4
Assemblyman David Bobzien, Nevada Assembly 21
Senator Ben Hueso, California 40th District
Rebecca Wagner, Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission of Nevada  
Karen Edson, Vice President, Policy and Client Services, California ISO
Rob Oglesby, Executive Director, California Energy Commission
Doug Hollett, Program Director, U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office

Video Greeting by Senator Harry Reid
Video Greeting by Senator Dean Heller

To view a full agenda for the day please click here.