Geothermal meeting set April 22 in Washington, D.C.

Organizations and individuals at the forefront of clean energy development are marking their calendars for Earth Day 2014 (Tuesday, April 22), when the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) will host a one-day International Geothermal Showcase at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

With the global geothermal market showing dramatic growth, the event will feature an exciting program showcasing geothermal projects, trends and governmental policies in the U.S. and around the world.

For the event, GEA will also release a new, consolidated annual update on the US and international geothermal industries. GEA is pleased to be holding the Showcase with support from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office. 

“For one day, on April 22nd, Washington will become the geothermal capitol of the world,” commented Karl Gawell, noting that  GEA’s International Showcase will bring together the industry, policy makers, analysts, NGOs, and other experts to review what needs to be done to advance geothermal energy. “With projects under development in nearly 70 countries, the Fourth GEA International Showcase is sure to be an exciting event bringing together industry and governmental leaders from across the globe.”

The Showcase will cover topics including:

  • The geothermal market today;
  • Projects under development in the U.S. and internationally;
  • Outlook for the future of the geothermal market;
  • Policies driving geothermal development;
  • New technologies; and
  • Federal agency support at home and abroad. 

The last GEA international event in Washington DC was held in 2012, and involved more than 250 industry leaders, government officials and other power sector representatives from the U.S. and 26 countries around the world. 

For more information or to register, please visit http://www.geo-energy.org/events/April_22_2014_International%20GEA_Forum.aspx. For questions regarding sponsorships, please contact Kathy Kent at Kathy@geo-energy.org. To request press credentials, please contact Shawna Seldon, The Rosen Group, 917 971 7852 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.