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Ambassador Program

The use of renewable energy is growing, with states continuing to increase their renewable portfolio standard requirements. Though solar and wind are nationally recognized as renewable resources, geothermal lags behind in social awareness and acceptance.

The GRC started an Ambassador Program to:

  • Expand awareness of geothermal energy as a significant player in the global race for clean energy
  • Accelerate development and deployment of geothermal as clean, domestic, power and heat by increasing interest and boosting investor and purchaser confidence.
  • Geothermal Ambassadors will be a team of technically knowledgeable people, skilled in presentations, who are delivering the same, consistent message.  The first year of the program is focused on communicating with power purchasers, power industry regulators, and local, county and state governments in the United States.


For questions on the Ambassador Program or to request a speaker, please contact Elaine Sison-Lebrilla,
elainesl@sbcglobal.net


The 2017-2018 Geothermal Ambassadors are the following:

FIRST NAME LAST NAME AFFILIATION CITY/STATE  

Kevin

KITZ

US Geothermal

Boise, Idaho

Kevin Kitz

Elaine

SISON-LEBRILLA

SMUD

Sacramento, California

Elaine Sison-Lebrilla

Kate

YOUNG

NREL

Golden, Colorado

Kate Young

John

AVERY

Calpine

Middletown, California

Ozgur

BALAMIR

Geothermal Resource Group

Palm Desert, California

Fabian

CANCEL

Geothermal Green Energy Corp

Reunion, Florida

 

Junno

FARIA

Geothermal Green Energy Corp

Reunion, Florida

Junno Faria

Will

GOSNOLD

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Will Gosnold

Shugiang

GUI

 

 

Jim

LOVEKIN

GeothermEx

Richmond, California

Jim Lovekin

Mary

MANN

Geothermal Resource Group

Palm Desert, California

Sarah

PISTONE

Horizon Designs LLC

Middletown, California

Greg

RHODES

Reno, Nevada

 

John

SISLER

Scotts Valley, California

Matt

SOPHY

Ormat

Reno, Nevada

Alison

THOMPSON

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Karl

URBANK

Calpine

Middletown, California

Karl Urbank

Dave

WALLER

Honolulu, Hawaii

James

ZHANG

Elk Grove, California