GRC 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo

GRC 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo
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 Information:

  • Full Conference Passes includes access to the Sunday Night Receptions, Opening Session, Technical Sessions, Expo Hall, and Lunches on the days selected.
  • Expo Only 3-Day Visitor Pass includes access to the Sunday Night Receptions, Opening Session, and Expo Hall (does not include lunch).
  • Expo Only Visitor Pass - Monday includes access to the Opening Session and Expo Hall. Tuesday and Wednesday Expo only Visitor Passes include access to the expo only for the selected day. Expo Only passes do not include lunch. If you want to register for two day passes and/or the Sunday Night Receptions, you will need to purchase it as an additional item by contacting the GRC office.
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When
9/15/2019 - 9/18/2019
Where
Palm Springs Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Program

   

2.) Workshops

 
Organized by: Sabodh K. Garg (Geologica Geothermal Group), Azadeh Riahi (Itasca Consulting Group), William (Bill) Rickard (Geothermal Resources Group), and Will Pettitt (Geothermal Resources Council). Development of cost-effective EGS technology is critical to the long-term viability of the world-wide geothermal industry. This workshop is the third in a series of EGS-focused workshops sponsored by the GRC (previously held in 2012 and 2016), focusing on the latest research findings and practical experiences in geothermal reservoirs. The workshop instructors are experts from geothermal and petroleum industry, academic institutions, and U.S. national laboratories. Cost includes lunch on both days and a workshop reception on Friday evening.
Category
2.) Workshops
Time
9/13/2019 8:00 AM - 9/14/2019 5:00 PM
9/13/2019 8:00 AM

Organized by: Sabodh K. Garg (Geologica Geothermal Group), Azadeh Riahi (Itasca Consulting Group), William (Bill) Rickard (Geothermal Resources Group), and Will Pettitt (Geothermal Resources Council). Development of cost-effective EGS technology is critical to the long-term viability of the world-wide geothermal industry. This workshop is the third in a series of EGS-focused workshops sponsored by the GRC (previously held in 2012 and 2016), focusing on the latest research findings and practical experiences in geothermal reservoirs. The workshop instructors are experts from geothermal and petroleum industry, academic institutions, and U.S. national laboratories. Cost includes lunch on both days and a workshop reception on Friday evening.
Category
2.) Workshops
Time
9/13/2019 8:00 AM - 9/14/2019 5:00 PM
9/13/2019 8:00 AM

Organized by: Wilfred Elders (Professor Emeritus, UC Riverside). The topics of the workshop will include: 1.) The enthalpy and flow characteristic of the supercritical state. 2.) Economic advantages for power generation and downstream use (including metal & mineral extraction). 3.) Environmental advantages. 4.) Examples of current projects in Iceland and Japan. 5.) Potential in the USA and worldwide. 6.) Challenges of drilling and logging into corrosive fluids at high temperatures and fluid pressures. 7.) Cementing, casing, and well completion challenges. 8.) Power production and fluid handling issues. 9.) Overview and prospects for the future. Cost includes lunch and a workshop reception on Friday evening.
Category
2.) Workshops
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9/14/2019 8:00 AM

Organized by: Wilfred Elders (Professor Emeritus, UC Riverside). The topics of the workshop will include: 1.) The enthalpy and flow characteristic of the supercritical state. 2.) Economic advantages for power generation and downstream use (including metal & mineral extraction). 3.) Environmental advantages. 4.) Examples of current projects in Iceland and Japan. 5.) Potential in the USA and worldwide. 6.) Challenges of drilling and logging into corrosive fluids at high temperatures and fluid pressures. 7.) Cementing, casing, and well completion challenges. 8.) Power production and fluid handling issues. 9.) Overview and prospects for the future. Cost includes lunch and a workshop reception on Friday evening.
Category
2.) Workshops
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9/14/2019 8:00 AM

3.) Field Trips

 
A three-hour off-road jeep ride along the San Andreas Fault Zone with discussions about the local geology, plants, animals, and history of the California desert. A visit to a slot canyon and a natural palm oasis. There will also be a discussion about the culture and lifestyle of the Cahuilla Indians and how they used the desert’s plants for food, medicine, tools, weapons, shelter, and more. Make sure you arrive in time for breakfast before you set out on this adventure! Breakfast, water and snacks will be provided.
Category
3.) Field Trips
Time
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
9/14/2019 7:30 AM

An approximately two-mile hike to a beautiful Palm Oasis where the Agua Caliente (Hot Water) Band of Cahuilla Indians lived for generations. The guide begins with an introduction to the Agua Caliente culture and how they lived in this amazing place. The guided hike includes discussion on local plants, animals, geography and Native American history. Make sure you arrive in time for breakfast before you set out on this adventure! Breakfast, water and snacks will be provided.
Category
3.) Field Trips
Time
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
9/15/2019 7:30 AM

This two-day fieldtrip will visit the Imperial Valley, home to the world renowned Salton Sea geothermal field.  The tour begins with a stop at Painted Canyon in the Mecca Hills to observe the San Andreas Fault up-close where discussion of local structures will explain the unique geologic setting of the Salton Trough. The trip will also include a stop at Red Hill (one of the Quaternary volcanos that make up the Salton Buttes), and nearby fumaroles and hot springs to discuss the geothermal activity and future potential for the Salton Sea area (including mineral extraction). A tour of Hudson Ranch’s geothermal power plant and CalEnergy’s wellfield will round out the discussion at the Salton Sea. The fieldtrip will also include a drive along the US/Mexico border (and nearby solar farms) on the way to Ormat’s Heber geothermal power plant for a tour. The final stops on the way back to Palm Springs will include a visit to “slab city” (just outside of the town of Niland) to see Salvation Mountain and a flowing hot well, and a stop at the Wister mud pots along Highway 111, where the movement of a mud pot has created a dangerous situation for the integrity of the highway and Union Pacific railroad.  We look forward to having you join us on this trip to the Imperial Valley, which has become a significant hot spot for renewable energy – with production from geothermal, solar, wind and biofuel – and possibly soon to be one of the most important regions for lithium mining. Cost includes transportation, some meals and Wednesday night lodging (double occupancy).
Category
3.) Field Trips
Time
9/18/2019 2:00 PM - 9/19/2019 6:00 PM
9/18/2019 2:00 PM

The tour will explore operations, volcanic geology, and hydrothermal features of the Coso geothermal field located at the China Lake Naval Air Warfare Station (NAWS), California. This tour will also include a visit to GreenFire Energy's experimental project demonstrating closed-loop geothermal power production technology. Cost includes transportation, meals and Wednesday night lodging. Please note: All Coso Geothermal tour participants are required to carry a picture ID to enter the China Lake Naval Air Warfare Station. In addition, you will be required to provide copies of photo IDs or passports and/or green cards and to receive Navy security authorization prior to joining the tour. A Release & Waiver form will also have to be signed and returned to the GRC Office along with Faxes of photo IDs, copy of passport and/or green cards at (530) 758-2839 by August 16.
Category
3.) Field Trips
Time
9/18/2019 2:00 PM - 9/19/2019 6:00 PM
9/18/2019 2:00 PM

4.) Guest Registration Options

 
Access to the Opening Reception and Expo Only. Does NOT include lunches or access to the technical sessions.
Category
4.) Guest Registration Options
Not specified

A three-hour off-road jeep ride along the San Andreas Fault Zone with discussions about the local geology, plants, animals, and history of the California desert. A visit to a slot canyon and a natural palm oasis. There will also be a discussion about the culture and lifestyle of the Cahuilla Indians and how they used the desert’s plants for food, medicine, tools, weapons, shelter, and more.Make sure you have breakfast before you set out on this adventure! Breakfast, water and snacks will be provided.
Category
4.) Guest Registration Options
Time
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
9/14/2019 7:30 AM

An approximately two-mile hike to a beautiful Palm Oasis where the Agua Caliente (Hot Water) Band of Cahuilla Indians lived for generations. The guide begins with an introduction to the Agua Caliente culture and how they lived in this amazing place. The guided hike includes discussion on local plants, animals, geography and Native American history. Breakfast, water and snacks will be provided.
Category
4.) Guest Registration Options
Time
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
9/15/2019 7:30 AM

This two-day fieldtrip will visit the Imperial Valley, home to the world-renowned Salton Sea geothermal field. The tour begins with a stop at Painted Canyon in the Mecca Hills to observe the San Andreas Fault up-close where discussion of local structures will explain the unique geologic setting of the Salton Trough. The tour will continue with a stop at Red Hill and nearby fumaroles and hot springs to discuss the geothermal activity in the area, as well as the Salton Sea and future development (including the potential for mineral extraction). Tours of the Hudson Ranch power plant, CalEnergy wellfield will conclude the first day. Day 2 begins with a drive near the US/Mexico border on the way to Ormat’s Heber geothermal power plant for a tour. The final stops on the way back to Palm Springs will include a visit to “Slab City” to see the amazing Salvation Mountain and a flowing hot well. The final stop will be at the Wister mud pots along Highway 111. Cost includes transportation, meals and Wednesday night lodging (double occupancy).
Category
4.) Guest Registration Options
Time
9/18/2019 2:00 PM - 9/19/2019 6:00 AM
9/18/2019 2:00 PM

The tour will explore operations, volcanic geology, and hydrothermal features of the Coso geothermal field located at the China Lake Naval Air Warfare Station (NAWS), California. This tour will also include a visit to GreenFire Energy's experimental project demonstrating closed-loop geothermal power production technology. Cost includes transportation, meals and Wednesday night lodging. Please note: All Coso Geothermal tour participants are required to carry a picture ID to enter the China Lake Naval Air Warfare Station. In addition, you will be required to provide copies of photo IDs or passports and/or green cards and to receive Navy security authorization prior to joining the tour. A Release & Waiver form will also have to be signed and returned to the GRC Office along with Faxes of photo IDs, copy of passport and/or green cards at (530) 758-2839 by August 16.
Category
4.) Guest Registration Options
Time
9/18/2019 2:00 PM - 9/19/2019 6:00 PM
9/18/2019 2:00 PM

5.) Lunch

 
Your registration includes Monday's Lunch inside the Expo hall or the International Lunch. Lunch will be served from inside the Expo Hall.
Category
5.) Lunch
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
9/16/2019 12:00 PM

Monday's Lunch inside the Expo hall or the International Lunch. Lunch will be served from inside the Expo Hall.
Category
5.) Lunch
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
9/16/2019 12:00 PM

Your registration includes lunch for Tuesday. Lunch will be served inside the Expo Hall.
Category
5.) Lunch
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
9/17/2019 12:00 PM

Lunch will be served inside the Expo Hall.
Category
5.) Lunch
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
9/17/2019 12:00 PM

Your registration includes Wednesday's Lunch inside the Expo hall or the Award's Lunch. Lunch will be served from inside the Expo Hall.
Category
5.) Lunch
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
9/18/2019 12:00 PM

Wednesday's Lunch inside the Expo hall or the Award's Lunch. Lunch will be served from inside the Expo Hall.
Category
5.) Lunch
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
9/18/2019 12:00 PM

6.) Mixer Options

 
Join us for a great night of networking and fun at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Dance the night away and/or explore the different aircrafts from different eras. Price includes beverages, appetizers and entertainment.
Category
6.) Mixer Options
Time
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9/16/2019 7:00 PM

7.) Trivia Contest

 
The Trivia contest is hosted by the GRC Student Committee and all proceeds from this event will go to fund upcoming Student Committee events and activities. Join in on the fun and a chance for prizes and most importantly, bragging rights!
Category
7.) Trivia Contest
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
9/17/2019 12:30 PM

You will be paired up with a team of professional industry members. The Trivia contest is hosted by the GRC Student Committee and all proceeds from this event will go to fund upcoming Student Committee events and activities. Join in on the fun and a chance for prizes and most importantly, bragging rights! Free for Students with a 3-day registration.
Category
7.) Trivia Contest
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
9/17/2019 12:30 PM

8.) Membership

 
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8.) Membership
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8.) Membership
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8.) Membership
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8.) Membership
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8.) Membership
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8.) Membership
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8.) Membership
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9.) GRC Foundation Funds

 
Contributions will go towards scholarships, speaker travel expenses and miscellaneous costs associated with educational activities.
Category
9.) GRC Foundation Funds
Not specified

Contributions will go towards financing (if needed) for GRC operations and capital expenses.
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9.) GRC Foundation Funds
Not specified

Contributions will go towards loans for production costs of selected GRC publications.
Category
9.) GRC Foundation Funds
Not specified

Dietary Options

 
9/15/2019

Transactions Copies

 
Please note that if you selected a 3-day registration, your registration fee includes Vol. 43 Transactions.
Category
Transactions Copies
Not specified

 

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