Policy Makers and Energy Industry Professionals Convene In Nevada to Discuss the State of Geothermal Energy

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nev., from June 26-27

WHAT: The Geothermal Energy Association will host the third annual National Geothermal Summit, in alliance with the Geothermal Resources Council and UC Davis' California Geothermal Energy Collaborative, at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nev., from June 26-27. The event will bring together industry leaders, government officials, and other power sector representatives from the United States and abroad for critical discussions on what is needed to move geothermal forward.

The event will cover the state of geothermal energy, new technologies, valuing geothermal for PPAs, and the future outlook for the geothermal industry. The program will encourage interaction and discussion about government policies, projects in development, market potential, and opportunities for U.S. companies.

WHO: Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association

Ashley Carrigan, State Director, Senator Heller

Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman, FERC

Kathleen Callison, Washington State Geothermal Working Group

Karen Edson, Vice President, Policy and Client Services, California ISO

Bobby Hollis, Executive- Renewable Energy, NV Energy

Carl Stills, Interim Energy Manager, Imperial Irrigation District

Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26 – Thursday, June 27, 2013

WHERE: Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
2500 E. 2nd Street
Reno, Nev.

For a complete schedule or to register for the GEA National Geothermal Summit, please visit http://www.geo-energy.org/nationalgeothermalsummit/Main.aspx. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Kent, 202 454 5263, kathy@geo-energy.org.To request press credentials, please contact Shawna Seldon, The Rosen Group, 212 255 7541 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.

About the Geothermal Energy Association:

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is a trade association comprised of U.S. companies that support the expanded use of geothermal energy and are developing geothermal resources worldwide for electrical power generation and direct-heat uses. GEA advocates for public policies that will promote the development and utilization of geothermal resources, provides a forum for the industry to discuss issues and problems, encourages research and development to improve geothermal technologies, presents industry views to governmental organizations, provides assistance for the export of geothermal goods and services, compiles statistical data about the geothermal industry, and conducts education and outreach projects. For more information, please visit http://www.geo-energy.org/. Check out GEA's YouTube Channel. Follow GEA on Twitter. Become a fan on Facebook.

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