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Reno Mayor Bob Cashell to welcome geothermal industry to Reno for first ever GEA National Geothermal Summit



What:  Mayor Bob Cashell will welcome geothermal leaders from around the world to the GEA National Geothermal Summit, which will convene industry and government leaders in one of the world’s most important geothermal business centers, Reno, Nev.  Summit attendees will discuss key opportunities for the geothermal energy industry, as well as challenges to its success and growth. The City of Reno boasts 100 megawatts of geothermal power, enough to supply the entire residential load, permitted and being produced within the city limits. A productive dialogue at this event will help accelerate geothermal projects across the western United States potentially creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs.

Who:  The Honorable Bob Cashell, Mayor of Reno
Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association (GEA)
John Wellinghoff, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC)
Karen Edson, Vice President, Policy and Client Services, CAISO
James Haerter, Geothermal Lead, Bureau of Land Management California Office
Kathleen Benedetto, Legislative Staff, House Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources
John McKinsey, Partner, Stoel Rives, LLP

When:  Wednesday, Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m.

Where:  Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 East Second Street, Reno, Nevada

For details on attendee registration, event agenda, and floor plan visit http://www.geo-energy.org/nationalgeothermalsummit/main.aspx.  For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Kent at 202.454.5263 or [email protected].  Requests for media credentials should be directed to Adam Daley, The Rosen Group, at 646 695 7043 or [email protected].

About the Geothermal Energy Association:
The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is a trade association composed 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 http://www.geo-energy.org/ .

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