Monday, September 9, 2019

Geothermal Event! GRC Annual Meeting to Host Timely Discussion on Opportunities and Challenges for the Geothermal Industry

Opportunities and Challenges for the Geothermal Industry - A Panel Discussion (News Release)

GRC Annual Meeting & Expo
Tuesday, September 17, 10:10-11:50am
Palm Springs Convention Center

Moderator: Kathy Araujo, Energy Policy Institute - Center for Advanced Energy Studies, Boise State University


  • Nick Goodman (Cyrq)
  • Bill Harvey (Power Engineers)
  • David Kolk (City of Colton)
  • Tim Latimer (Fervo)
  • Christal Loewen (CanGEA)
  • Alex Richter (ThinkGeoEnergy)

The US geothermal power industry has experienced major flux in recent years. In the five-year period between 2012 and 2017, total growth equaled 0.2% compared to 15.2% in the previous five years (according to data from the Energy Information Administration). Importantly, geothermal energy is also experiencing significant technological improvements through research programs led by the European Union (EU), the US Department of Energy (DoE) and California Energy Commission (CEC), amongst others, as well as new investment from the private sector. Amidst the shifts, geothermal energy continues to offer considerable value for the power grid in terms of the quality and characteristics of the energy as a flexible and renewable form of baseload in the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable, energy economy.

There are also large growth opportunities in Co-production with oil & gas, Deep Direct Use, and Shallow Heat-pump applications, as evidenced by countries in Europe and through the DoE’s recent GeoVision study. Given these dynamic times, how do we take good advantage of these opportunities, encourage growth in the geothermal industry and facilitate greater penetration of geothermal energy into the world’s energy markets? The goal of the panel is to facilitate objective debate across a panel of experts and, using interactive Q&A with the audience, get to the heart of this question to inform the direction of our industry and community.

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