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GRC Opening Session

Monday, October 2 - 8:30am-12:00pm

Ballroom ABCD - Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

7:30-8:25

Coffee and Networking

8:30-8:35

Greeting: John A. McKinsey, LeClairRyan, Master of Ceremonies

8:35-8:45

Honorable Jackie Biskupski, Mayor, Salt Lake City  


8:45-8:50

GRC President's Message


Maria Richards
, President, Geothermal Resources Council


8:50-8:55

GEA Chair's Message


Joe Greco
, Chairman, Geothermal Energy Association


8:55-9:10

Opening Remarks


Dr. Susan G. Hamm
, Director, Geothermal Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy


9:10-9:25

GRC Awards


The Aidlin, Pioneer, Ramey, Holt Awards and
Special Citation Awards


9:25-9:30

Women in Geothermal - WING


9:30-10:45

Keynote Addresses

Moderator: Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President, Government Relations, Berkshire Hathaway Energy

Speakers:

Daniel Simmons, Acting Assistant Secretary, Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Kathleen Benedetto
, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior
Dan Brouillette, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy, Department of Energy (invited)
Jon Cox, Vice President of Government Affairs, Rocky Mountain Power

10:45-11:10

Honorable Gary Herbert, Governor, State of Utah


11:10-11:55

State of The US Geothermal Industry

Moderator: Rhonda Mills, Representative, Western States Issues, Geothermal Energy Association

Panel:

Daniel Simmons, Acting Assistant Secretary, Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Nick Goodman, Cyrq Energy
Doug Glaspey, US Geothermal
Rahm Orenstein, Ormat Technologies Inc.


11:55-12:00

Final Thoughts

Chairman Joe Moore, University of Utah, Energy and Geoscience Institute, GRC Annual Meeting Chair

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