Thursday, March 17, 2016

USA, Washington D.C.: Schedule for GEA Geothermal Showcase

2016 U.S. and International Geothermal Energy Showcase - Agenda

7:00 am - 8:00 am
  • Registration Opens, Complimentary Breakfast, and Networking
8:00 am - 8:30 am
  • Opening Remarks and Keynote
    • Opening Remarks: Jack Hand, President and CEO, POWER Engineers, Inc.
    • Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President Government Relations, Berkshire Hathaway Energy
    • Opening Keynote:  Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) 

8:30 am - 9:30 am
  • State of Geothermal Industry in the U.S. and Internationally
  • Geothermal Industry Advancements Panel 
  • Geothermal Resource Reporting Metric (GRRM): Building Blocks for Successful Geothermal Energy Projects
10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Keys to Financing Geothermal Projects
    • Financing Opportunities Available in Geothermal
    • Debt Capital Markets and Layered Financing, Private Sector Investment in the Global Geothermal Market
    • The Role of Insurance in Geothermal Resource Development 
    • Financing U.S. Geothermal Technology and Services Exports 
    • The Role of JICA in Geothermal Development, Focus on Africa, Latin America, and Asia 
    • The Role of Public Finance in Deploying Geothermal, Focus on East Africa and Central America 
11:30 am - 12:30pm
  • The Rise of Geothermal in the African Rift Valley 
    • Developments in Africa Overview 
    • The Rise and Future of Geothermal Development in Kenya
    • Ethiopia's Geothermal Power Industry, Current Status and Future Prospects
    • Environmental Review: Meeting Kenya, Djibouti, World Bank, and AfDB Requirements
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch Break
  • Luncheon Keynote: The Honorable Senator Dean Heller , U.S. Senator of Nevada
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Expanding Geothermal Developments in Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific 
    • Development in Europe, Asia and the S. Pacific
    • Enabling Factors that are Driving Geothermal Development, Focus on Turkey
    • Potential for Additional Generation from Current Geothermal Power Projects, Focus on Indonesia 
    • Geothermal Development in the Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Focus on PacGeo 6 
    • Development of Feasible Low Enthalpy and Small Scale Geothermal Plants: Technology and Business Cases, Focus on Europe
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Afternoon Networking & Afternoon Coffee Break

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Geothermal Growth in Mexico, the Americas, & the Caribbean 
    • Growth in Mexico, the Americas, & the Caribbean
    • El Ceibillo Project, Focus on Guatemala 
    • Speeding up Geothermal Development with Decentralized and Small Unit Plants, Focus on the Caribbean 
    • Social Responsibility: Comparative Analysis from Geothermal, Mining and Hydroelectric Projects in Latin America, Focus on Colombia 
    • Country Focus on Mexico 
    • How one Utility will Eliminate CO2 Emissions, Cut Energy Prices by 50% & Increase Cyber Security, Focus on Nevis 
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • New Technology Developments & Future Prospect
    • The GTO Portfolio: A Focus on EGS through FORGE's Initiative and GTO's Broad Subsurface Engineering Initiative, SubTER
  • Future Technology Panel Moderation: Steve Ponder, Executive Director, Geothermal Resources Council (GRC)
    • Replacing Coal-Fired Power Generation with Geothermal Enegy Using Advanced EGS Technology: The Use of Waste Water from Coal Plants and Other Sources in the EGS System, Focus on the Eastern U.S., Hungary, and East Africa
    • Water Purification Driven by Geothermal Heat, a Novel Treatment Process under Development and Supported by DOE 
    • Mineral Recovery 
    • Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS): Creating New Geothermal Opportunity in High Temperature, Low Permeability Rock Formations 
5:30 pm
  • Concluding Remarks