Friday, March 8, 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. 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........ Book by 21st August.

Exhibitor Registration Now Open - This is an opportunity to display goods and services at one of the largest geothermal energy trade shows on the planet. Reserve your booth.......

Get Your Company Noticed - Sponsorships are now available. These are great opportunities for companies to get more exposure at the largest annual geothermal gathering in the world. Make the geothermal community take notice, become a sponsor now!

Monday, March 4

Sweden: Billionaires Invest in Climeon Geothermal Heat Power Modules - Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the investment firm financed by billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Jack Ma that invests in companies developing technologies to decarbonize society, is investing $12.5 million in a geothermal project development company called Baseload Capital.

Egypt: Government to Develop Map of Geothermal Energy Resources - Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MIIC) requested the ministry of investment and international cooperation to seek new international funds to set up a geothermal energy map in Egypt

Germany: Successful Production Well Drilled at Schwerin-Lankow Geothermal Project- Stadtwerke Schwerin have completed their first production well in the Schwerin-Lankow geothermal field. Yield and temperature were well above expectations.

Indonesia: 8th ITB International Geothermal Workshop 2019 is This Month! - 20-21 March, 2019
8th ITB International Geothermal Workshop 2019. Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia.

Tuesday, March 5

Kenya: 165.4 MW Olkaria V Geothermal Power Plant to be Commissioned in July- Construction work kicked off in January 2017, marking a slightly over two-year turnaround period from groundbreaking to completion.

Wednesday, March 6

India: First Geothermal Power Plant Reportedly About to Start Generating Electricity - As reported by the power plant will start generating electricity in April, becoming the first geothermal power facility in India.

USA: Employment in US Geothermal Energy Sector Increases - Employment in the geothermal power sector increased by 599 to 8,526 in 2018, an increase of 7.6%

Thursday, March 7

USA: Trump Administration Wants to Cut Budget of Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by 70% - The request is unlikely to be granted by Congress, especially with Democrats in charge of the House, but the figure represents an opening bargaining position for negotiations by the White House.

Bolivia: Spanish Company and Ormat Win Tender for Construction of 5 MW Sol de Mañana Geothermal Pilot Plant - Sacyr Industrial, together with Ormat, won the tender for the construction of a 5 MW pilot plant at the Sol de Mañana geothermal field (22º25' latitude and 67º45'W), located at almost 4,980 km altitude, near the Laguna Colorada, the famous Uyuni salt flat and the border with Chile.

Friday, March 8

France: Innovation Convention for Sub-Surface Industries Including Deep Geothermal Energy - GeoEnergy Days (Pole Avenia) 25-27 June, 2019, Pau, France

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