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GRC Opening Session

Monday, October 24 - 8:30-Noon

Hyatt Regency Ballroom - Sacramento, California

7:30-8:25

Coffee and Networking

8:30-8:35

Greeting: John A. McKinsey, LeClairRyan, Master of Ceremonies


8:35-8:40

President's Message

Paul Brophy, President, Geothermal Resources Council


8:40-8:50

Opening Remarks

Dr. Susan G. Hamm, Director, Geothermal Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy


8:50-9:40

Geothermal - International Opportunities

Moderator: Andrew Palmateer, Director, U.S. Energy Association

Panel:

Bob Sullivan, Executive Vice President – Business Development, Ormat
Mike Long, Senior Project Manager, POWER Engineers
Pierre Audinet, PhD, Clean Energy Program Leader, World Bank
Gurbuz Gonul, Senior Program Officer, International Renewable Energy Agency

9:40-10:00

Networking Break                                                 Sponsored by


10:00-10:50

State of The Industry – Geothermal Today

Moderator: Jan Smutny-Jones, CEO, Independent Energy Association

Panel:

Jim Kluesener, Vice President - Geothermal, Calpine Corporation
Dennis Gilles, CEO, US Geothermal, Inc.
The Honorable Eduardo Garcia, California 56th Assembly District


10:50-11:40

Geothermal Development: Opportunities and Challenges

Moderator: V. John White, CEO, Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies

Panel:

Kevin Kelly, General Manager, Imperial Irrigation District
Rhonda Mills, Representative, Western States Issues, Geothermal Energy Association
Micah Mitrosky, Environmental Organizer, IBEW Local 569
Randy Keller, Director of Development, CalEnergy


11:40-Noon

Keynote Presentation

The Honorable Mike McGuire, California State Senate, 2nd District


Noon

Final Thoughts

Steve Ponder, Executive Director, Geothermal Resources Council

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