Nearly 1,000 attendees came to the 2019 GRC Annual Meeting and Expo from just under 40 different countries, highlighting the GRC’s role in connecting the global geothermal energy community. With increasing interest in geothermal as a reliable source of renewable energy providing both flexible and baseload power production around the world, the GRC is looking ahead to an even stronger international attendance in 2020.
The GRC 2020 Annual Meeting planning committee will consider papers for its Technical and Poster Sessions covering a range of topics, both domestic and international: Business Development / Finance/ Market Analysis; Country Updates (example: East African Rift / Philippines); Direct Use / Heat Pumps; Drilling; Emerging Technologies; Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS); Exploration / Resource Assessment; Field Operations / Production Technologies; Geochemistry; Geology; Geophysics; Geothermal Education and Community Engagement; Geothermal Energy Associated with Oil and Gas Operations; Geothermal Project Case Studies; Power Operations / Flexible Generation / Maintenance; Regional Updates (example: Salton Sea / Basin & Range / Cascades); Regulatory / Environmental Compliance / Policy Issues; Reservoir Engineering/ Reservoir Management/ Modeling; Sedimentary Basins, and Utilities and Transmission.
In addition, there is an opportunity to submit papers in special themed topics: Advanced Materials for Drilling, Completion and Monitoring; District Heating and Direct Use: Feasibility to Implementation; EGS Collab: Experimentation, Modeling and Interpretation; FORGE Activities, Progress and Plans; Geochemistry for Early Geothermal Exploration; Geomechanics in Geothermal; Geothermal Energy in Canada: Moving Forward; Geothermal Heat Pumps: Latest Technologies and Market Developments; High Temperature Reservoir Monitoring Systems; Machine Learning in Geothermal Development; Mineral Extraction; Power Plant Improvement Strategies; Reservoir Closed Loop and Energy Transfer Systems; Super Hot/Supercritical Geothermal Systems, and 2018 Kilauea Volcano Eruption and Geothermal Reservoir.
International participation is key to the success of the technical programs, and geothermal researchers and experts from the USA and around the world are encouraged to submit their work for consideration to be presented at the GRC Annual Meeting.
Anyone who wants to present at the GRC Annual Meeting must submit a draft paper. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 27th, 2020.