Geothermal Energy Association
GEA is pleased to hold the 2016 Showcase with support from the US Trade and Development Agency, US Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office, US Agency for International Development, US Department of State, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Inter-American Development Bank, The World Bank, United States Energy Association, and the Geothermal Resources Council.
What are the building blocks for successful geothermal energy projects?
Find out at the Geothermal Energy Association’s (GEA) 2016 U.S. and International Geothermal Energy Showcase Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Ronald Reagan and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.
Representatives from the United Kingdom, Djibouti, Uganda, Nairobi, the Philippines, Fiji, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Burundi, Kenya, Mexico, Japan, Ethiopia, Qatar, and more have registered to join top geothermal energy industry experts, engineers, governmental officials, financiers, and ministry representatives to network, collaborate and discuss:
-US and international policies supporting geothermal
-Regional market developments: E. Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, U.S. and Europe
-Keys to financing geothermal projects
-Geothermal power in COP2– the role of geothermal in addressing global warming
-New technology developments and future prospects
Invited speakers include:
The Honorable Senator John Kerry, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State
The Honorable Senator Dean Heller, U.S. Senator for Nevada
The Honorable Amos Hochstein, ENR Special Envoy, U.S. Department of State
Confirmed Speakers To-Date:
Senior Official, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Senior Official, Enel Green Power
Sahele Tamiru Fekede, Acting Director for Energy Study and Development, Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia
Wassihun Abate Abebe, Director- Legal Affairs Directorate, Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Ethiopia
Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association (GEA)
Ben Matek, Industry Analyst & Research Projects Manager, Geothermal Energy Association (GEA)
Gabriel Negatu, Regional Director for Eastern Africa Regional Resource Center, African Development Bank (AfDB)
Albert Mugo, CEO and Managing Director, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)
Tim Williamson, Deputy Director- Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of State
Douglas Hollett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, U.S. Department of Energy
Jack Hand, President & CEO, POWER Engineers, Inc.
Stephen Morel, Climate Finance Specialist, Structured Finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Luca Xodo, Head of Business Development and Domestic Sales, EXERGY SpA
Paul Brophy, President, Geothermal Resources Council & Board Member, International Geothermal Association (IGA)
Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President of Government Relations, Berkshire Hathaway Energy
Dr. Kifle Kahsai, Deputy Director and Chief Geoscientist, SPC Geoscience Division
Bruce Cutright, CEO, Thermal Energy Partners, LLC
Dr. Robert Podgorney, Geothermal Lead, Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Joshua Nordquist, Director- Business Development, Ormat Technologies, Inc.
Hiroto Kamiishi, Director, Energy & Mining Group, Japanese Investment Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Alexander Richter, Marketing Director, Green Energy Geothermal
Paul von Hirtz, President, Thermochem, Inc. and Commissioner, PT Thermochem Indonesia
Juan Luis Del Valle Luarca, Renewable Power Projects Development Director, Grupo Dragon
Mike Long, Senior Project Manager- Strategic Consulting, POWER Engineers, Inc.
Doug Glaspey, President & COO, US Geothermal, Inc.
Warren Dewhurst, Managing Member, Dewhurst Group
Kate Young, Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Pierre Audinet, Clean Energy Program Team Leader, ESMAP Program, The World Bank
Mike Eckhart, Managing Director, Citigroup, Inc.
Susan Petty, President & CTO, AltaRock Energy, Inc.
Julian Richardson, CEO, Parhelion Underwriting Ltd.
Ann-Robertson Tait, Business Development Manager & Senior Geologist, GeothermEx
Craig O’Connor, Director of Business Development – Renewable Energy & High Technology, Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im)
Magnus Gehringer, CEO, Consent Energy LLC
For more information or to register for the Showcase click here.