GRC Hosts Policy Committee Panel and Press Conference at the Virtual Annual Meeting

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Discussing the Increasing Demand for Geothermal Throughout the U.S.

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WHO: Geothermal Resources Council (GRC)

WHAT: The Geothermal Resources Council is bringing industry leaders together from around the world at the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting and Expo to discuss the successes of geothermal energy in 2020. We would like to offer the media free press passes to the entire virtual annual meeting including the highly-anticipated Policy Committee Panel taking place on October 21, 2020, in a live virtual format. The panel features the following key players in the geothermal industry:

  • Nick Goodman, CEO of Cyrq Energy
  • Jefferson Tester, Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems at Cornell University
  • Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company
  • Jay EGG, President of EGG Geothermal HVAC Sytems
  • Paul Thomsen, Vice President of Ormat Technologies
  • Will Pettitt, Executive Director of Geothermal Resources Council

WHY: This terrific panel of leading industrialists and experts from across the breadth of the geothermal industry will present on “The Increasing Demand for Geothermal Throughout the U.S.” It is clear that we now enter into a period of increased acceptance of geothermal energy as an integral part of a successful transition to a clean and renewable future with eight Power Purchase Agreements signed this calendar year. The industry panel brings together the three different guises of geothermal energy that collectively will enable geothermal anytime anywhere, facilitating expansion across the nation for the supply of power and heat at any time of day, including electric power generation from deep Earth heat, direct use of Earth heat for local communities and industry, and, heat pumps for heating and cooling homes and businesses.

At the end, there will be a 30-minute Q&A session followed by an hour-long closed-door press conference with all six panelists. GRC’s Executive Director, Will Pettitt will discuss the future of GRC and its recently released rebranding announcement. Learn more about the press conference here.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 9 AM - 12 PM PT

WHERE: The conference will be held virtually on a cutting-edge digital platform. All media who would like to receive a virtual press pass will be sent specific log in instructions prior to the annual meeting.

Media Contacts:
To Receive a Virtual Press Pass:
Serena Soterakopoulos, Meeting Coordinator

To Schedule an Interview with a Panelist(s):
Kristy Mahon, Marketing Associate

About the Geothermal Resources Council
Founded in 1972, the GRC is a California-based, non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation. It is the world’s largest direct-membership geothermal professional and industry association and has an international footprint. The GRC ‘s mission is to champion the geothermal industry by providing education and robust information. For more information, please visit

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