International Leaders to Explore Geothermal Markets, Developments at GEA-GRC Event

Las Vegas: September 29 through October 2

Las Vegas (August 5, 2013) – Members of the international geothermal community plan to discuss their successes and emerging market opportunities at the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo in Las Vegas from Sept. 29-Oct. 2. This is the premier gathering to learn about the latest developments in geothermal energy, and brings together geothermal companies, academics, financiers, policy leaders, students, and other individuals. Last year, the Expo & Meeting hosted more than 2,300 representatives from more than 39 countries and participants from six continents. In 2013, an even broader attendance is anticipated.


Geothermal energy is poised for tremendous global energy growth. Installed geothermal capacity is on track to surpass 12,000 MW globally by the end of the year in 25 countries, and over 60 countries reported to have projects in development. Countries including Chile, the Philippines, Japan, and Kenya have demonstrated impressive progress. Developers in these countries continue to secure financing, PPAs, exploration permits and leases or enter the construction phase of development.

The Annual Meeting & Expo will offer three special International Market Events:

Monday, September 30th (12:00-1:30 pm): International Luncheon: A ticketed lunch focusing on geothermal development in Kenya. Tickets may be purchased through GRC at www.geothermal.org. Tickets may also be purchased at registration.

Monday, September 30th (1:30-4:45 pm): International Session: A series of speakers summarizing geothermal developments in international regions. Open to participants in the GEA Expo or GRC Annual Meeting.

Tuesday, October 1st (First Program: 10:00 am; Second Program: 2:00 pm): International Visitors Presentations: Informal presentations by international participants on business developments and opportunities around the world. Open to participants in the GEA Expo or GRC Annual Meeting. To sign up for a speaking slot with GEA, contact Becky Little at becky@geo-energy.org or 202-454-5256.

"We are developing a program that reaches out to meet the needs of the international geothermal community. If you are in the geothermal business in Africa, Europe, the Pacific Region, or elsewhere, this is where you can do business, make connections, and meet companies with the latest technology," said GEA Executive Director Karl Gawell. "We expect participants will find the program content rich, timely and appealing."

While still two months away, GRC and GEA reminds international participants to plan early to have enough time for processing required visas or other travel documents. For information on U.S. State Department requirements for business travel, go to: http://travel.state.gov/pdf/BusinessVisa.pdf.

Registration for the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo is now open. A Preliminary Program along with information on registering can be found on the GRC website at www.geothermal.org. To register for the Expo, visit www.geothermalenergy2013.org/.

For more information about exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, please visit geothermal.org or geothermalenergy2013.com. Student registration is complimentary with valid student ID.

Join the conversation on Twitter by following the GRC @GRC2001 and #GRC2013 or GEA at @geoenergist and #GEAExpo2013.

For GRC Annual Meeting information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Estela Smith, 530 758 2360 or grc@geothermal.org. For GEA Expo exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Kent, 202 454 5263 or kathy@geo-energy.org.

To request press credentials, please contact Shawna Seldon, The Rosen Group, 917 971 7852 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.

About the Geothermal Resources Council:

With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership bolstering a more than 40‐year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has built a solid reputation as the world's preeminent geothermal association. The GRC serves as a focal point for continuing professional development for its members through its outreach, information transfer and education services. For more information, please visit www.geothermal.org. Get your daily geothermal news at Global Geothermal News. Become a fan on Facebook. Follow GRC on Twitter @GRC2001. Check out GRC's YouTube Channel. See geothermal photos on GRC's Flicker page.

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 www.geo-energy.org. Subscribe to GEA's newsletter here. Follow GEA on Twitter. Become a fan on Facebook.

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