Friday, February 1, 2019

Geothermal Energy News from Around the World

Global Geothermal News - Weekly Update (Geothermal Resources Council)

A round-up of this week's international geothermal energy news.......

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GRC Annual Meeting & Expo 2019
September 15-18, 2019
Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California, USA.

Call for Papers - The GRC has issued a call for papers for the world’s biggest annual geothermal energy conference. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 15th, 2019. More Information..........

Book Your Rooms Now - The official hotels are either connected to the convention center or just one block away. Rooms are available starting at $150 per night. Make your reservations........

Monday, January 28
Europe: Five Finalists Announced for Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award - The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) is pleased to announce the five endorsed nominations for the Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2019.

Tuesday, January 29
USA, Idaho: New Legislation Would Allow More Direct Use of Geothermal Heat from Wells- Lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow a well driller who hits geothermal water to use that water for uses other than its heat value in some cases.

Finance: More Private Companies Buying Renewable Energy - Report - More than 60% of the global activity in 2018 occurred in the U.S., where companies signed PPAs to purchase 8.5 GW of clean energy, nearly triple the amount signed in 2017.

Wednesday, January 30
Germany: Good Progress at 50 MWth Munich Geothermal District Heating Project- Munich’s publicly-owned utility company, Stadtwerke München, has completed the drilling of a second well for the city’s geothermal heating plant, reaching a depth of 3,044 m and temperatures of 108°C.

Thursday, January 31
Sweden: Geothermal Heat Module Pioneer Receives Major Award - Swedish magazine Fokus has named Climeon's founder and CEO Thomas Öström Swedish Person of the Year in the Innovation category.

Indonesia: Consortium Formed to Develop Geothermal Energy on Flores Island - Eastern Indonesia Geothermal Consortium consists of North Tech Energy (Iceland), Turboden SpA and SATE Ltd, which are interested in developing a geothermal field on Flores Island to meet electricity demand in the East Nusa Tenggara Province.

Friday, February 1
USA, California: Bankruptcy Could Allow PG&E to Cancel Renewable-Energy Contracts - In a court filing Tuesday, PG&E told the bankruptcy judge it wants the authority to cancel some of its renewable-energy contracts – many of which force PG&E to buy power at above-market rates.

USA, Nevada: Employment Opportunity as Exploration Manager at Ormat - This position is responsible for coordination of personnel and project management with other Resource Managers and reports to the Vice President, Geothermal Resource.

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