GRC 2016 Annual Meeting Announced - Call for Papers Issued

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40th Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting will be held Oct. 23-26 in Sacramento, California, USA. Theme is “Geothermal Energy, Here and Now: Sustainable, Clean, Flexible.”

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Geothermal Energy, Here and Now: Sustainable, Clean, Flexible

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has issued a call for papers for the world’s biggest geothermal conference of the year taking place October 23-26, 2016, in Sacramento, California, USA at the Sacramento Convention Center. Themed “Geothermal Energy, Here and Now: Sustainable, Clean, Flexible” the 40th GRC Annual Meeting will reflect the world-wide availability of a clean, dependable renewable energy that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year providing both flexible and baseload power production.

The GRC Annual Meeting is the industry’s largest annual gathering of 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. Registration also includes entry to the GEA Geothermal Energy Expo.

Nearly 1,200 attendees came to the 2015 GRC Annual Meeting and GEA Expo from 26 different countries around the world, highlighting the GRC’s role in connecting the global community. With increasing interest in geothermal as a reliable source of renewable energy providing both flexible and baseload power production around the world, the GRC is looking ahead to an even stronger international attendance in 2016.

The GRC 2016 Annual Meeting planning committee will consider papers for its Technical and Poster Sessions covering a range of topics, both domestic and international: Business Development / Finance/ Market Analysis; Drilling; Direct Use / Heat Pumps; Emerging Technologies; Exploration / Resource Assessment; Field Operations / Production Technologies; Geology; Geochemistry; Geothermal Education and Community Engagement; Geothermal Energy and Mineral Extraction; Geothermal Energy Associated with Oil and Gas Operations; Geothermal Play Fairways; Geothermal Project Case Studies; Geophysics; Power Operations / Flexible Generation / Maintenance; Regulatory / Environmental Compliance / Policy Issues; Reservoir Engineering/ Reservoir Management/ Modeling / Enhanced Geothermal Systems; Sedimentary Basins; Utility and Transmission Issues; Country Updates, and Regional Updates.

Successful selection to present at the GRC Annual Meeting is prestigious and recognizes the presenter as a top industry expert. International participation is key to the success of the technical programs, and geothermal researchers and experts from around the world are encouraged to submit their work for consideration to be presented at the GRC Annual Meeting.

Anyone who wants to present at the GRC Annual Meeting must submit a paper. Authors may submit a poster and/or oral technical presentation. The paper submission deadline is May 6, 2016.

Additional information about paper requirements and submission forms can be obtained by contacting the GRC at (530) 758-2360 or at

For information on how to sponsor this event, contact Estela Smith, GRC at (530) 758-2360 or
For more information about the 40th GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo in Sacramento, California, USA, visit or call (530) 758-2360.


About the Geothermal Resources Council:

With the experience and dedication of its diverse; international membership bolstering a more than 45-year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council has built a solid reputation as the one of the world’s preeminent geothermal associations advancing geothermal development through education, research, and outreach.

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