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Two Dozen Countries to be Represented as Global Geothermal Community Gathers with Policy Makers on Earth Day

The GEA will release results of its U.S. and International Market Update exclusively to event attendees.

Washington, D.C. (March 26, 2014) – Representatives from 24 countries will come together with Washington leaders for the GEA International Geothermal Showcase in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 22. The Showcase will examine the outlook for the geothermal market and the policies driving geothermal development. The Geothermal Energy Association will release the results of its new annual U.S. and International Market Update exclusively to event attendees. The event is hosted by the Geothermal Energy Association and made possible by Green level sponsor POWER Engineers/Galena Advisors.

“This Showcase is an opportunity to bring global geothermal leaders from government and industry together to review accomplishments, expand collaboration and discover new opportunities,” said GEA Executive Director Karl Gawell.  “Much of the world is rapidly expanding efforts to harness the Earth’s energy and they continue to see America as world geothermal power leader with strong technological know-how.”

Countries that will be represented at the event will include the Philippines, Nicaragua, India, Belgium, Germany, Nigeria, Colombia, Fiji, Iceland, Commonwealth of Dominica, Tanzania, Japan, Switzerland, Uganda, Kenya, Taiwan, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Romania, Turkey, Italy, United States and Slovakia.  Additional country participation is anticipated.

GEA’s new U.S. and International Market Update will report that international geothermal power market is booming, with nearly 700 geothermal projects under development in 76 countries. And after a recent lull in production, the United States is poised to experience significant growth from new initiatives in Nevada, California and Oregon.

The International Showcase will feature keynotes from Ambassador Carlos Pascual, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. Department of State and Ali Zaidi, Deputy Director for Energy Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council. The program will also host international leaders including Jorg Baumgartner, Managing Director, Bestec; Horst Kreuter, Director, Geothermal Power Tanzania; Sanusi Satar, Senior Management Representative, Star Energy Holding Ltd.; Eng. Stanley Kamau, Director, Public Private Partnership (PPP) Unit, Ministry of Finance, Kenya; Dr. Silas Simiyu, Managing Director, Geothermal Development Company; Gosaye Mengistie Abayneh, Director, Energy Studies and Development, Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia; Dr. Markus O. Häring, Geo Explorers Ltd.; Hiroshi Asanuma, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST); and more.

For more information or to register, please visit http://www.geo-energy.org/events/April_22_2014_International%20GEA_Forum.aspx. For questions regarding sponsorships, please contact Kathy Kent at Kathy@geo-energy.org.

A media availability on GEA’s new U.S. and International Market Update will be held at the Showcase at 12:15pm ET. To request media credentials, please contact Shawna McGregor, The Rosen Group, 917 971 7852 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.

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. GEA advocates for public policies that will promote the development and utilization of geothermal resources, provides a forum for the industry to discuss issues and problems, encourages research and development to improve geothermal technologies, presents industry views to governmental organizations, provides assistance for the export of geothermal goods and services, compiles statistical data about the geothermal industry, and conducts education and outreach projects. For more information, please visit www.geo-energy.org. Subscribe to GEA’s newsletter here. Follow GEA on Twitter. Become a fan on Facebook.
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