GRC annual meeting heads for Sacramento

Be part of the biggest geothermal conference and expo in North America. “Celebrating 50 Years of Clean, Renewable Power,” the Geothermal Resource Council’s (GRC) 2010 annual meeting, will take place Oct. 24 to 27, 2010 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Now in its 34th year, the GRC annual meeting attracts the leading voices and minds of the geothermal industry from every corner of the globe. Attendees can network, explore business and educational opportunities and learn about the latest geothermal research, exploration, development and use. More than 205 papers representing five tracks have been accepted for presentation at the annual meeting. Session tracks include power operations, enhanced geothermal systems, heat pumps and direct use applications, geophysics and more.

Pre-conference events include workshops and field trips. Workshops on Oct. 22 and 23 will focus on reservoir evaluation, developing energy efficiency and renewable energy portfolios, geothermal heat pumps, and DOE’s Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM). Attendees may sign up for tours of the California Independent Systems Operator or the Geysers steam field, now in its fifth decade of geothermal electricity generation. The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is also hosting a public policy pre-conference workshop on Saturday, Oct. 23.

In tandem with the annual meeting is the GEA Geothermal Energy Expo, the world’s largest gathering of vendors supporting geothermal resource exploration, characterization, development, production and management.

Meeting sponsorships and booth space are still available. For more information, call 530-758-2360.