Geothermal Energy Event Opens This Week in Reno

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Over 1,000 attendees will gather at the world’s largest annual geothermal energy event, the GRC Annual Meeting and Expo, October 14 to 17 at the Peppermill Resort Spa & Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA.

Geothermal’s Role in Today’s Energy Market

The city of Reno will welcome an international audience to the "biggest little city in the world" at the Opening Session of the meeting on Monday, October 15. The session will feature special guests and energy experts covering many aspects on geothermal and other renewable energy development.

Assemblyman Chris Brooks and Angela Dykema, Director, Governor’s Office of Energy, Nevada will represent The Silver State while Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter will talk about geothermal energy in The Gem State. Dr. Susan Hamm, Director, U.S. Department of Energy, Geothermal Technology Office will provide an overview of federal support for the industry. Finally, a panel of experts will discuss geothermal’s essential role in today’s energy market.

The Opening Session will attract leading researchers, academics, students, state and federal agency officials, and executives from over 200 companies, such as Berkshire Hathaway Energy, CYRQ Energy, Calpine, Coso Energy, ENEL Green Power, Ormat Technologies, Inc., and others that develop, build, maintain and operate geothermal plants around America and the world.

The GRC Annual Meeting & Expo 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.

For more information about the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo at the Peppermill Resort Spa & Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA visit or call (530) 758-2360.

For information on how to sponsor this event, contact Anh Lay, GRC at (530) 758-2360 X100 or alay(at)

To request an interview with anyone in the geothermal sector or one of our special guests, please contact Ian Crawford at icrawford(at) or 530.758.2360.


About the Geothermal Resources Council:

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) will be celebrating 50 years of service to the global geothermal energy community in 2021. The GRC is dedicated to advancing geothermal development around the world through education, research, and outreach. For more information, please visit

Get your daily geothermal news at Global Geothermal News Become a fan on Facebook Follow GRC on Twitter @GRC2001 and #GRCAM2018. Check out GRC’s YouTube Channel See geothermal photos on GRC’s Flicker page.


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