Monday, October 2, 2017

Opening Day of GRC Annual Meeting and GEA GeoExpo+

Geothermal Energy Event Opens in Salt Lake City (News Release)

Maria Richards and Joe Greco, presidents of the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) and the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) respectively, present their vision for the proposed re-unification of the two associations.
Over 1,000 attendees gathered today at the world’s largest annual geothermal energy event, the GRC Annual Meeting and GEA GeoExpo+, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event will run from October 1-4, 2017.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert addressed the Opening Session of the meeting and was joined by other special guests and energy experts. The Opening Session attracted leading researchers, academics, students, state and federal agency officials, and executives from over 200 companies, such as CYRQ Energy, Coso Energy, ENEL Green Power, Ormat Technologies, Inc., U.S. Geothermal Inc., and others that develop, build, maintain and operate geothermal plants around America and the world.

The GRC Annual Meeting will feature over 75 hours of technical presentations, workshops, fieldtrips, a plenary session, networking events and more. The GRC Technical Session programs will cover a wide array of topics pertaining to geothermal energy.

The GEA GeoExpo+ features exhibits by leading companies who are paving the way for geothermal development through new projects, products, services, and technology. The exhibit hall will be open Monday at noon through Wednesday at noon.

For information or to register for the GRC Annual Meeting go to: or contact

For information or to register for the GeoExpo+ go to: or contact

To request an interview with anyone in the geothermal sector or one of our special guests, please contact Rhonda Mills, 323-578-2912 or email

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About the Geothermal Resources Council:
With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership bolstering a more than 40-year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council has built a solid reputation as one of the world’s preeminent geothermal associations. The GRC serves as a focal point for continuing professional development for its members through its outreach, information transfer and education services.

About the Geothermal Energy Association:
The Geothermal Energy Association represents over 100 companies in the American geothermal power industry, which supports a workforce of almost 12,000 full-time U.S. jobs. Our nation’s leading developers and energy producers run 104 operating plants in nine states with a capacity of 3,700 megawatts at a replacement value of over $20 billion. There are over 80 new projects in development.