Fieldtrips Announced for Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting

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Popular excursions from the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GEOEXPO+ in Sacramento, California.

GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GEOEXPO+

There will be three fieldtrips to The Geysers, the largest geothermal field in the world.

Sacramento, California, USA: The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced more details of events at the world’s largest annual geothermal conference in Sacramento, California, USA. Information is available at

In addition to the main event of the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GEOEXPO+ taking place October 23-26, 2016, there will be three fieldtrips before the conference and one fieldtrip just after.

There will be three fieldtrips to The Geysers, the largest geothermal field in the world. A one-day and an extended two-day trip will see how the area has recovered from a devastating wildfire that caused infrastructure damage and some loss of life in September 2015. The fieldtrips will also look at how the geothermal reservoir beneath The Geysers has been recharged using recycled water from neighboring communities. Another post-meeting one-day fieldtrip will visit Calpine’s EGS field demonstration project.

In addition, there will be a half-day trip to the headquarters of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), in nearby Folsom, California to learn how CAISO keeps the 25,500 miles of the California transmission grid reliable and efficient.

The GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GEOEXPO+ 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, a trade show and numerous networking opportunities.

Registration for the GRC Annual Meeting is now open and includes entry to the GEA GEOEXPO+. Room reservations can now be made on the GRC website at A discounted room rate at two hotels is available until September 28, so early reservations are recommended.

For more information about the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GEOEXPO+ at the Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California, USA, visit or call (530) 758-2360.

For information on how to sponsor this event, contact Estela Smith, GRC at (530) 758-2360 or grc(at)geothermal(dot)org.


About the Geothermal Resources Council:

With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership bolstering a more than 40-year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council has built a solid reputation as one of the world’s preeminent geothermal associations. The GRC serves as a focal point for continuing professional development for its members through its outreach, information transfer and education services.

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