Leading Geothermal Developers, Companies Gather for 2014 GEA Geothermal Energy Expo

The 2014 GEA Geothermal Energy Expo will run Sunday, Sept. 28, to Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (September 25, 2014)–The premier gathering to learn about the latest developments in geothermal energy, the 2014 GEA Geothermal Energy Expo will run Sunday, Sept. 28, to Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Portland, Oregon. Each year, the Expo serves as a world-class gathering of geothermal companies to learn about the latest developments in geothermal energy. The Expo floor features a unique opportunity for leaders in the business to showcase their projects, equipment, services and state-of-the-art technology to the geothermal community. It's all made possible with the support of GEA Expo partners including Gold Level Sponsor EthosEnergy, Bronze Level Sponsor GEO Drilling Fluids, Inc., and other sponsors Atlas Copco, Ormat Technologies, Geothermal Resource Group, TNG Energy Services and POWER Engineers.

GEA Executive Director Karl Gawell commented: "The Expo is an excellent opportunity to meet with the who's who of the industry. The leaders in geothermal converge in one location for the most important industry networking event of the year. It's not to be missed."

"This is an encouraging time for developers," said William Harvey, Senior Project Engineer at POWER Engineers. He cited the rise in reasonable feed-in tariffs globally, improved exploration techniques, risk mitigation strategies for drilling, a competitive power plant equipment marketplace and wide needs for base load and green power as all "very positive aspects in the evolution of the [geothermal energy] industry."

"We value the relationships that we've built over our many years of servicing the geothermal market," noted Reza Akhavain, District Sales Manager, Siemens Energy. "During this year's Geothermal Expo we hope to enhance these current relationships and develop new ones. The event has proven to be beneficial for our networking opportunities, general geothermal knowledge, and overall bottom line."

For more information about Expo, please visit geothermalenergy2014.org. Join the conversation on Twitter by following GEA at @geoenergist and #GEAExpo2014. For GEA Expo exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Kent Schott, 202 454 5263 or kathy@geo-energy.org. To request press credentials, please contact Shawna McGregor, The Rosen Group, 917 971 7852 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.

About the Geothermal Energy Association:

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is a trade association comprised of U.S. companies who 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. Check out GEA's YouTube Channel. Follow GEA on Twitter. Become a fan on Facebook.

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