Wednesday, October 19, 2016

GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GeoExpo+ Opens in Sacramento on Sunday

California to Host Ultimate Geothermal Energy Event Next Week (News Release)

In less than a week, from October 23-26, the geothermal event of the year - the 40th GRC Annual Meeting and GEA GEOEXPO+ - will take place in the City of Trees: Sacramento, CA. Geothermal leaders, developers, and exhibitors will come together to exchange expertise and take part in sessions geared towards geothermal development, education, and expanding opportunities at home and abroad.

The GRC Annual Meeting will feature over 40 hours of technical presentations, posters, workshops, fieldtrips, a plenary session, networking events and more. The GRC Opening Session on Monday morning, October 24 will feature distinguished speakers in geothermal energy and legislation, from California, the U.S. and from around the world.

The GRC Annual Meeting this year supports the theme "Geothermal Energy - Here and Now: Sustainable, Clean, Flexible" highlighting the important role and values of geothermal energy today. "This will be the 40th year the GRC has brought together the U.S. and international geothermal community," said Steve Ponder, GRC Executive Director.

Occurring in conjunction with GRC’s events, GEA’s Trade Show Hall will feature approximately 100 diverse exhibitors spanning the range of geothermal interests, with new technologies and emerging opportunities in the industry on display. In addition, a new exciting feature of the GEA GEOEXPO+ is the industry-tailored Marketing Forum. Sessions, led by key players like the IADB, KfW Development Bank and Global Geothermal Alliance, will cover everything from development operations in nations with high geothermal potential to Agency Briefing Sessions with the US DOE GTO, USAID, IADB, USTDA, Ex-Im Bank, World Bank-ESMAP, and OPIC. Mark your calendars for the Exhibitors Leading Innovation Session and the topical USEA-East Africa Geothermal Partnership Event.

GEA’s GEOEXPO+ is also facilitating the brand new Agency Matchmaking Sessions. In this unique opportunity, company representatives meet one-on-one with representatives from IADB, USTDA, OPIC, Ex-Im Bank and ITA. Meetings will be arranged prior to the event. RSVP to by Wednesday, October 19th.

This ultimate geothermal event occurs in tandem with the release the GEA International Market Update, available at: “The report shows strong market growth which should make for an exciting Expo,” said Karl Gawell, Executive Director of GEA.

Online registration for the GRC Annual Meeting ends on Saturday, October 22nd. After that time a $50 fee will be charged for on-site registration. Register today at For more information on the 40th GRC Annual Meeting, please contact Estela Smith at or (530) 758-2360.

Online registration for the GEA GEOEXPO+ ends Sunday, October 23rd. After this time, only on-site registration will take place. Register today at For more information including questions about registration, the GEA's Marketing Forum, or the Agency Match Making Event, please contact Rani Chatrath at To request press credentials, please contact Allie Nelson at