RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTER SOLAR SERDAR
GEOTHERMAL ENERGY ASSOCIATION
The Geothermal Energy Association 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.
Our members have offices or operations in many states and in numerous countries throughout the world.
To accomplish this, the 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. More info at http://solarserdar.blogspot.com/.
1. Tax Incentives to Promote Industry Growth
Eliminate the construction deadline for the payment in lieu of tax credit grant program and extend its duration.
Extend the geothermal tax credits for at least six years to address the long development time-frame for geothermal projects and the need to build the supporting infrastructure for new projects and technology.
Extend the current PTC/ITC/ITC-Grant provisions for geothermal projects placed in service by 2016.
Extend the current PTC/ITC/ITC-Grant provisions to geothermal exploratory drilling.
Work with collaborative state and regional efforts to ensure transmission networks and policies support new geothermal development.
Work collaboratively with other renewable groups to support policies and initiatives to promote needed transmission.
3. Leasing and Permitting Delays Challenge Geothermal Development
Seek oversight of delays facing geothermal development.
Engage in constructive efforts to streamline NEPA processing at the state, federal and local level.
4. New Federal Initiatives are Needed to Support Exploratory Geothermal Drilling
Extend the 30% ITC and ITC Grant to Exploratory Drilling.
Provide $200 million to DOE to fund all ARRA drilling applications.
Provide $500 million for a new Revolving Loan Fund to promote exploratory drilling and mapping of the nation's geothermal resource base.
Additional Priority Issues
Support long-term robust funding for DOE's geothermal technologies program that addresses the full spectrum of geothermal technologies and needs.
Support DOE/FERC and state transmission efforts.
Engage in the creation of strong state and national renewable electricity standards.
Support restoration of county share of geothermal royalties and long-term extension of BLM program's geothermal trust fund.More info at http://solarserdar.wordpress.com/
Geothermal Energy Expo 2010 Conference and Expo,October 24-27, 2010
Sacramento Convention Center
Every year, the Geothermal Energy Expo® hosts the world's largest gathering of vendors providing support for geothermal resource exploration, characterization, development, production and management. It provides a unique opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their projects, equipment, services and state of the art technology to the geothermal community.
More than 2,500 attendees from 42 different states and 13 different countries came together in Sacramento for the 34th annual Geothermal Energy Expo, the largest gathering of geothermal energy leaders in the world. The sold out Expo Hall featured 162 exhibitors coming from 34 different states and 10 different countries. L eading companies including Halliburton, Ormat, Stoel Rives LLP, Shaw, Calpine, Geothermal Resource Group, Mitsubishi Power Systems, Enel Green Power, Gradient Resource, Power Engineers, Ruen Drilling Incorporated and Ram Power Corp were in attendance.
Congratulations to the Best in Show winners for 2011:
TNG Energy Services-- Best Creative Giveaway
ThermaSource-- Best In Show Audience Choice
Matrix Chemical Solutions-- Best in Show Small Booth
BM Holding-- Best in Show Large Booth
“The strong growth of the geothermal industry is clearly reflected in this expo, which continues to bring more and more people to see the promise that clean and renewable geothermal power presents.” said GEA Executive Director Karl Gawell. “It’s not just here at home. The U.S. is the leader in geothermal power, and other countries look to America for its expertise. That’s why we had representatives from across the globe at this year’s expo.”More info at http://solarserdar.blogspot.com/
With new geothermal power projects in progress in fifteen states from the Pacific to the Gulf Coast, the Geothermal Energy Expo has been rapidly expanding, with the number of exhibitors more than doubling since 2008. The 2010 expo showcased projects, equipment, services, and state of the art technology from exhibitors both international and domestic. The expo also brought new talent to the industry, with a virtual job fair connecting new applicants with the industry’s leading companies and complimentary admission available to college students.
Geothermal Energy Association209 Pennsylvania Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20003
Karl GawellPhone: (202) 454-5264
Business and Special Projects Manager
Mihaela-Daniela Stratulat Phone: (202) 454-5291
Director of Outreach & Senior Editor
Leslie Blodgett Phone: (202) 454-5241
Marketing and Events Manager
Kathy Kent Phone: (202) 454-5263
Western States Representative
John McCaullEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan JennejohnEmail: email@example.com
Assistant to the Executive Director
Alison Holm Phone: (202) 454-5256
Renewable Energy Center
SOLAR SERDARŽeljko Serdar
Head of business association