Tuesday, November 1, 2016

USA, California: Presentations From Geothermal Forum Now Available

California Geothermal Forum - A Path to Increasing Geothermal Development in California

On October 20, 2016, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) organised a day-long meeting at the California Energy Commission (CEC), in Sacramento, California.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), CEC, and the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), the forum convened a diverse group of stakeholders from government, industry, and research to lay out solutions for new geothermal development statewide while remaining consistent with critical Federal and State conservation planning efforts, particularly at the Salton Sea in Southern California.

The GRC is proud to provide the presentations from the forum:

SESSION 1: Plenary Talks

Current Federal efforts related to renewable energy development and conservation in CA - Janice Schneider, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, The U.S. Department of the Interior; Christine Harada, Chief Federal Sustainability Officer, White House Council on Environmental Quality; Jerome Perez, California State Director, Bureau of Land Management

California Energy Commission Research and Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources Responsibilities - CEC Staff; Charlene Wardlow, Geothermal Program Manager, California Department of Conservation

Salton Sea Management Program and Geothermal Energy - Bruce Wilcox, Assistant Secretary Salton Sea policy, California Natural Resources Agency

CA Legislative Perspectives on Geothermal - Jay Dickenson, Chief Consultant, California State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications

Foundation Perspectives on Geothermal - Morgan Snyder, Program Officer, The Walton Family Foundation

SESSION 2: CA geothermal systems: lessons learned
Salton Sea KGRA - Randy Keller, Director of Development, Transmission, and Land Assets, CalEnergy

Coso - Andrew Sabin, Geothermal Subject Matter Expert, Navy Geothermal Program Office

Past and Future Partnerships with DOE and CEC at the Geysers - Jim Kluesener, Regional Vice President, Calpine

SESSION 3: Designing Projects to Address Technical Challenges
Military Mission Compatibility Perspective & Report Out of 30 AUG, 2016 Agency/Industry Forum - Steve Chung, Encroachment Program Director, NRSW Regional CPLO

Demonstrating Advanced Drilling Technology in the Chocolate Mountains, CA - Part A - Part B - David Raymond, Mechanical Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories

Cements for Geothermal Wells - Tatiana Pyatina, Materials Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Power Plants - Derek Benson, Vice President, Business Development, EnergySource

Geothermal and Hybrid Systems - Josh Nordquist, Director, Business Development, Ormat

SESSION 4: Additional Revenue Streams from Geothermal
Mineral Recovery from Geothermal Brines - Anna Wall, Energy Technologies Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Biotechnology Development for Rare Earth Extraction from Geothermal Brines - Yongqin Jiao, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Engineering Thermophilic Microorganisms for Mineral Recovery - Caroline Ajo-Franklin, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Opportunities for Water Desalination using Geothermal Heat - Craig Turchi, Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory