Friday, March 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. 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.......

Opportunity for Exposure at GRC Annual Meeting & Expo - 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, February 25

Ethiopia: Chinese Firms and KenGen to Provide Drilling Services for 75 MW Aluto Langano Geothermal Expansion Project - In a press statement, EEP said the two Chinese firms and one Kenyan firm are expected to supply drilling materials as well as drill wells for possible geothermal energy sources in central Ethiopia.

New Zealand: Geothermal Powered Milk Plant to Open Soon - The plant, located at the foot of PÅ«tauaki, a volcanic cone in the Te Moana o Toi region, will be geothermal powered.

Europe: Roll-out of Deep Geothermal Energy Project in North-western Europe - An international research project aims to assess the potential of geothermal energy as a replacement for coal-powered heating in Germany’s western state North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).

Tuesday, February 26

St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Drilling at 10 MW Geothermal Power Project to Start Soon- Drilling related to this country’s geothermal project is expected to begin in April this year, and by June, the government will have an idea of the full extent and quality of our geothermal resources.

Wednesday, February 27

USA, Nevada: No Sign of Negative Impact on Pressure at Puna Geothermal Venture - Ormat CEO - Initial test to the geothermal injection wells at Puna indicate higher temperatures at the reservoir with no sign of negative impact on pressure.

Europe: Important New Geothermal Energy Dataset Released - The dataset covers all 366 geothermal power plants that exist across the world.

Thursday, February 28

Europe: EU Announces Innovation Fund for Low-Carbon Technologies - The Commission aims to launch the first call for proposals under the Innovation Fund already in 2020, followed by regular calls until 2030.

Friday, March 1

Kenya: “We expect Quantum to start construction of their [geothermal] power plant either in March or April this year” - GDC Official - “I am happy to report that after the long delays, the project is now complete and the contractor will soon hand it over to us,” he said.

USA, Alaska: Call for Applications for Geothermal Exploration near Mount Spurr Volcano- Deadline for applications: 21 March, 2019.

Switzerland: Incentives Increased for Geothermal Power Projects - The rate of compensation will be raised by 6.5 cents / kWh as of April 1, 2019.

USA: Bill Would Provide a 30% Investment Tax Credit to Geothermal Projects - Senate Finance Committee leadership on Thursday offered a bill to renew a host of tax breaks that expired at the end of 2017 and 2018.

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