Tuesday, September 29, 2015

USA, Nevada: Local Media Report at GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo

Geothermal Energy's Impact on Northern Nevada (KTVN)

When it comes to geothermal energy, Reno is not only recognized throughout the country but throughout the world.

"It is the center for geothermal,” says Isaac Angel, Ormat CEO.

Yvette Hamacek of Geothermal Development Associates says, "We have steamboat on the south side of town which produces enough power for all of the homes in our area."

“It's a really great spot,” says Steve Ponder Geothermal Resources Council Director.

What makes Reno unique is the proximity of geothermal manufacturing to city life. While we've seen an overall growth in renewable energy sources over the past few years, geothermal energy itself has been in Reno since the 1980's. The convention is a great way for businesses to network and for the public to gain awareness.

"Lots of people in the business probably 50% of them are still in the Reno area,” says Ponder.

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