Industry Leaders and Innovators from Around the Globe to Exhibit at GEA Geothermal Energy Expo 2012

This year's exhibitor list is among the most diverse in the event's history.

RENO (September 26, 2012)—When the GEA Geothermal Energy Expo kicks off this Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Peppermill Resort & Casino in Reno, more than 2,000 attendees will walk the Expo Hall featuring more than 150 exhibitors representing the world's leading geothermal companies, government agencies and higher-education institutions from the United States and 11 other countries. The GEA Expo, hosted by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), is the world's largest gathering of the geothermal business community and a chance for the industry to showcase the latest in geothermal. This year's exhibitor list is among the most diverse in the event's history.

"The geothermal industry is built on innovation and constant technological advancement, and this fact is evident while walking through the Expo Hall," said GEA Executive Director Karl Gawell. "Our member companies and exhibitors will be showcasing the latest in geothermal technology, which are paving the way for a clean energy future."

The United States will be represented at the Expo by exhibitors from 28 states. There will also be a strong international presence, with companies and government agencies from New Zealand, Australia, France, Canada, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Indonesia, Italy, Chile and the United Kingdom in attendance.

"It is encouraging to see such a strong global showing at the Expo," added Gawell. "So many countries around the world have geothermal potential, and they are excited to share their successes with the rest of the international geothermal community."

As the world's geothermal business center, Reno is a fitting host for the GEA Expo. Nevada has 11 companies exhibiting at the Expo, and the Silver State leads the nation with 59 geothermal projects currently in development. It is second only to California in terms of installed geothermal capacity.

GEA Geothermal Energy Expo Exhibitors include:

· Pratt & Whitney (Booth # 203 & 302)

· University of Nevada (Booth #205)

· French Geothermal (Booth #233)

· Schlumberger (Booth #303)

· KellyPipe (Booth #343)

· Ormat Technologies, Inc. (Booth #403 & 503)

· TNG Energy Services (Booth #527 & 529)

· Department of Navy Geothermal Program Office (Booth #534 & 435)

· U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Program (Booth #610 & 612)

· Team Australia – Geothermal (Booth #740 & 742)

· Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia (Booth #710)

The complete exhibitor list is available at

For information on visitor registration, please visit Student registration is complimentary with valid student ID.

For more information about exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Kent at

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 Check out GEA's YouTube Channel. Follow GEA on Twitter. Become a fan on Facebook.

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