Over 1,300 attendees will converge on the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City for the world’s largest geothermal energy event. The Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting and GEOEXPO+ will run Oct. 1-4.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert will address the opening session of the GRC Annual Meeting on Oct. 2 and will be joined by other special guests and energy experts. The opening session will attract leading researchers, academics, students, state and federal agency officials and executives from over 200 companies, such as Berkshire Hathaway Energy, CYRQ Energy, Calpine, 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 features over 70 hours of technical presentations, workshops, field trips, a plenary session, networking events and more. The GRC Technical Session programs will cover a wide array of topics pertaining to geothermal energy.
The GEOEXPO+ features exhibits by leading companies that are involved geothermal development through new projects, products, services and technology. The exhibit hall will be open Oct. 2 at noon through Oct. 4 at noon.
In addition, there will be joint GRC/Geothermal Energy Association policy and market development discussion panels on topics ranging from permit streamlining and new technology developments to the growing international geothermal market.
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. Members 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.