GEA International Geothermal Energy Finance Forum 2013

óRegistration Now Openó

Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2013) – Registration is now open for the Geothermal Energy Association's annual International Geothermal Energy Finance Forum. The event, to be held on April 11 at the Marriott Marquis New York, will bring together geothermal, finance, and investment community leaders for a full day of seminars and discussions focusing on finance's role in the growth of the global geothermal industry. As geothermal energy continues to grow exponentially across the globe, the event program will highlight not only geothermal expansion in the United States, but also projects, policies and development driving growth in the world's top markets.

"The International Geothermal Energy Finance Forum is a prime opportunity for key international players to discuss how to better foster geothermal growth in the United States and around the world," said GEA Executive Director Karl Gawell. "The event will provide both an update and outlook on industry development, while focusing closely on project finance from both the public and private finance sectors, geothermal risk and reward, and the policies that move geothermal projects forward on a global level."

Gawell, who will present the opening remarks for the event, joins a number of notable confirmed speakers. A worldwide geothermal development update will be presented by Benjamin Matek of GEA and Mark Taylor, head of geothermal and CCS research for Bloomberg New Energy Finance. This will be followed by a panel of CEO's from top geothermal companies including Enel Green Power, Ram Power, EnergySource, Ormat Technologies and Gradient Resources, who will be on hand to discuss recent worldwide geothermal projects. Closing remarks will be provided by Jonathan Weisgall, vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs for MidAmerican Energy Holdings and Keith Martin of Chadbourne & Parke LLP. Other organizations that will be represented include The World Bank, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the United States Energy Association, and Prudential Capital Group.

The international geothermal market continues to expand at a significant rate, and 2012 saw a number of global breakthroughs. U.S. companies and agencies continued to maintain a strong presence in international markets including Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan, Kenya, Rwanda, Nicaragua, Turkey, Mexico, Chile and Germany, where leaders have begun to understand and embrace geothermal's economic and environmental benefits.

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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

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