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GRC BulletinNovember/December 2017 Bulletin

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Global Membership of the GRC

As of 31st December, 2017 the membership of the GRC stands at 1,176 from 44 different countries.


GRC Awards

The GRC Awards recognize distinguished colleagues in the geothermal community from around the world and have been a highlight of the geothermal calendar since the late 1970’s.

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for this year’s GRC Awards.
The winners will be honored at the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo in Reno, Nevada, USA from October 14–17.

The deadline for nominations is July 6, 2018. More Information........


GRC 2018 Amateur Photo Contest

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is pleased to announce this year’s Amateur Photo Contest. The purpose of the contest is to showcase quality photography featuring geothermal energy around the world. The winners will be announced at the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo being held in Reno, Nevada, USA from October 14-17. More Information.........

Entries must be RECEIVED by the GRC office no later than August 24, 2018, to qualify for this year’s contest.


GRC Annual Meeting & Expo 2018 - Exhibitor Registration Now Open!

The GRC Annual Meeting & Expo is the industry’s must attend networking gathering for leading geothermal energy scientists, producers, renewable energy industry stakeholders, regulators, utilities, and key associated business leaders. The four-day event will offer technical, policy, and market conference sessions, educational seminars, tours of local geothermal and renewable energy projects, and numerous networking opportunities. More Information.............


Geothermal Resources Council Announces New Latin American Office

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has created a representative office in Latin America (GRC-LATAM). A member of the GRC, Dewhurst Group, LLC (DG) will host the regional headquarters from their office in Bogota, Colombia. More Information.........


Geothermal Resources Council and Geothermal Energy Association Members Overwhelmingly Vote for Unification

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) and the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) are excited to announce their unification. Combining the GRC and GEA strengthens the voice of our industry with a single organization devoted to advancing the science, education, and development of renewable geothermal energy resources.

Geothermal Resources Council and Geothermal Energy Association Members Overwhelmingly Vote for Unification (PDF) (January 8)


Geothermal Resources Council Announces New Board of Directors

Four new members join the GRC Board of Directors

The global GRC membership took part in the ballot in November, and the result was that four new members of the Board were elected: Roland Horne, Jennifer Livermore, Josh Nordquist and Ann Robertson-Tait.

They join nine other members who have been re-elected to the Board of Directors: Dave Boden, Marcelo DeCamargo, Kevin Kitz, Danielle Matthews-Seperas, Bill Rickard, Elaine Sison-Lebrilla, Gene Suemnicht, Kevin Wallace and Patrick Walsh.

Geothermal Resources Council Announces New Board of Directors (PDF) (December 29)


All 212 Technical Papers from 2017 GRC Annual Meeting Now Available

The 2017 GRC Transactions are now available for free download by members on the GRC Geothermal Library: click here for a list of the articles.

To download the 2017 GRC Transactions or email citation lists, please sign in as a GRC member. Non-members can join the GRC or order individual articles.

All GRC PDFs from 2016 and earlier, plus several thousand additional non-GRC PDFs, are available for free download by everyone without signing in.

Presentations From 2017 GRC Annual Meeting Now Available

A selection of presentations made at the 41st GRC Annual Meeting are now available:

From the Opening Session and International Luncheon/Session


GRC Strategic Plan

From 2015 to 2016, the Board of Directors of the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), a 1,300 member strong organization, developed this Strategic Plan. This Plan improves the ability of the GRC Board and Staff to achieve the GRC's priorities through annual and longterm work plans and budgets. More Information........


Presentations From California Geothermal Forum

California Geothermal Forum - A Path to Increasing Geothermal Development in California

On October 20, 2016, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) organised a day-long meeting at the California Energy Commission (CEC), in Sacramento, California. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), CEC, and the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), the forum convened a diverse group of stakeholders from government, industry, and research to lay out solutions for new geothermal development statewide while remaining consistent with critical Federal and State conservation planning efforts, particularly at the Salton Sea in Southern California.

The GRC is proud to provide the presentations from the forum..........


Latest GRC News Releases

The GRC Awards - Seeking the Best in Global Geothermal (PDF) (April 26)

The Geothermal Resources Council Announces 2018 Amateur Photo Contest (PDF) (April 23)

Update to 2018 Geothermal Resources Council Scholarships Announced (PDF) (April 2)

GRC Annual Meeting & Expo 2018 - Exhibitor Registration Now Open! (PDF) (March 17)

GRC Annual Meeting 2018 - Call for Abstracts Issued (PDF) (March 7)

2018 Geothermal Resources Council Scholarships Announced (PDF) (February 15)

Geothermal Resources Council and Geothermal Energy Association Members Overwhelmingly Vote for Unification (PDF) (January 8)

Geothermal Resources Council Announces New Board of Directors (PDF) (December 29)

Best Geothermal Energy Presentations of 2017 Announced (PDF) (November 13)

41st GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GeoExpo+ Attracts International Geothermal Industry (PDF) (October 23)

Geothermal Energy Event Opens in Salt Lake City (PDF) (October 1)

Winners of the 2017 Geothermal Photo Contest Announced (PDF) (September 18)

Geothermal Energy Awards Announced (PDF) (September 11)

Geothermal Resources Council Announces Scholarship Winners (PDF) (August 21)

Geothermal Resources Council Welcomes New President (PDF) (January 25)



U.S. State-by-State Guides to Geothermal Energy Potential

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), and Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) have released guidance for U.S. states on meeting new clean energy standards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The free state-by-state guides walk through the benefits and uses of three major types of geothermal applications:

  • Power generation, Direct use, Heat pumps

More information.........


Contact the GRC

The GRC staff now has just the one email address each. We will no longer be using email addresses with the (at)sbcglobal.net domain. Please check your email client and make the appropriate changes. Note also the phone numbers with extensions if applicable.

  Estela M. Smith grc@geothermal.org 530.758.2360 ext. 102
  Ian Crawford icrawford@geothermal.org 530.758.2360 ext. 101
  Anh Lay alay@geothermal.org 530.758.2360 ext. 100
  Chi-Meng Moua cmoua@geothermal.org 530.758.2360 ext. 105
  Brian Schmidt bschmidt@geothermal.org 530.758.2360 ext. 104

GRC Transactions

More than 40,000 records in the GRC Geothermal Library are available for free.

However, the 2017 GRC Transactions are available for free download by members only:

Click here for a list of the articles. To download the 2017 Transactions or email citation lists, please sign in as a member in the upper right-hand corner of the GRC Geothermal Library website. Non-members can join the GRC or order individual articles.

All GRC PDFs from 2016 and earlier, plus several thousand additional non-GRC PDFs, are available for free download by everyone without signing in. 2013 GRC Transactions

The 2016 GRC Transactions were given free to all 3-day registrants at the 41st GRC Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.


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