Utility Energy Forum calls for posters

Deadline: Sept. 21

Do you have a program success story you would like to share? Did your innovative spirit take flight, producing results others should know about? Please help us make the 2019 Utility Energy Forum You are leaving WAPA.gov. a success by presenting your program during the Utility Program Stand Up Challenge!

“Utility Recipes for Meeting Customer Needs” is the theme for this year’s UEF. It is being held April 24-26 at the Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, California.

The StandUp Challenge is a fast-paced poster session that gives speakers the opportunity to present their poster to attendees three or four times over a 45-minute window. To have your poster considered for the StandUp Challenge, submit your proposal You are leaving WAPA.gov. no later than Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Posters are most likely to be chosen if they focus on program results and lessons learned, are vendor agnostic, and have a utility or government author or co-author and presenter.

Other deadlines are approaching as well. Register before Nov. 30, 2018, to receive your Early Bird Discount, and make sure you submit your application for the Jim Brands Memorial Scholarship by Jan. 11, 2019.

Register for National Geothermal Summit

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The National Geothermal Summit, June 3-4, 2015, is sponsored by the Geothermal Energy Association.

Early-bird discount ends April 17

June 3-4, 2015
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Reno, Nevada

The only thing better than attending the fifth annual National Geothermal Summit You are leaving WAPA.gov. is getting a discount on your registration for the premier forum of the geothermal industry. Get in on that great deal by registering You are leaving WAPA.gov. before April 17 to receive the early-bird discount for Geothermal Policies as Stimulus for Economic Growth and Environmental Quality.

Issues abound
The Geothermal Energy Association You are leaving WAPA.gov. (GEA) sponsors the summit, this year taking place June 3-4 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino You are leaving WAPA.gov. in Reno, Nevada. Expect a packed agenda covering such timely topics as:

  • The potential role of geothermal energy in state initiatives and plans for addressing climate change
  • The ability of geothermal resources to tackle tomorrow’s power needs
  • Local economic benefits of geothermal
  • The importance of geothermal for reliability of the grid
  • Valuing geothermal for power contracts
  • The future outlook for the geothermal industry in the US

Confirmed speakers include representatives from Western customers Los Angeles Department of Water and PowerYou are leaving WAPA.gov. Imperial Irrigation District You are leaving WAPA.gov. and Sacramento Municipal Utility DistrictYou are leaving WAPA.gov. All three utilities have extensive experience with blending geothermal generation into their portfolios.

Recognizing excellence
In addition to informative workshops, the summit offers many opportunities to network with colleagues and industry leaders, including coffee breaks, luncheon and kick-off and closing receptions. As part of the opening reception on June 3, GEA and Gold sponsor Ormat will award the 2015 GEA Honors.

The awards recognize contributions made in the past year that have advanced technology, business and environmental sustainability through geothermal energy. Geothermal business leaders may nominate individuals or companies in the following categories:

  • Technological Advancement: For pioneering new ideas or innovative technology in geothermal energy.
  • Economic Development: For contributing to the development of local, regional or national markets through geothermal systems.
  • Environmental Stewardship: For promoting environmental sustainability through geothermal systems.
  • Special Recognition: For outstanding achievements in the geothermal energy industry.

Anyone may submit a nomination. GEA board members will evaluate submissions and select the awards based on:

  • Involvement in the industry
  • Contributions to the development and promotion of the industry
  • Leadership and success
  • Innovative use or furthering of industry resources
  • Positive overall environmental footprint (air/water/land protection)
  • Community engagement and education
  • Job creation

The deadline for GEA Honors submissions is May 15. Download and complete the online application and submit it to Yasmin Romitti by May 15. You may also contact Romitti at 202-454-5263 to learn about sponsorship opportunities or to request press credentials.

Source: Western’s Green Power News via Geothermal Energy Association, 3/25/15