2011 CGEC Forum & Field Trip

The CGEC held it annual California Geothermal Forum at Mammoth Mountain Inn on May 26 & 27, 2011 to explore in detail issues related to geothermal power generation. As part of the Long Valley caldera location, CGEC used this natural setting as backdrop and laboratory for discussions and presentations regarding the technical and research needs involving transmission, exploration, resource assessments, environmental issues, water use and regulations. Below you will find links to the agenda and presentations that were given at this Forum as well as the Field Trip Guide, should you want to do a self-guided tour.

Forum Agenda


William Glassley, California Geothermal Energy Collaborative

Key Note:

Karl Gawell, Geothermal Energy Association

The Water Challenge:

John Farison, Calpine Corporation

Andy Horne, Imperial Valley

The Transmission Challenge:

John McCaull, Geothermal Energy Association

Brian Whalen, Nevada Energy

Ellen Allman, Terra-Gen Power (oral presentation)

The Permitting Challenge:

James Haerter, Bureau of Land Management (oral presentation)

Elizabeth Johnson, California Department of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources

Judy Fischette (sub for Paula Blaydes, oral presentation)

Afternoon Keynote, Current Issues in the California Renewable Energy Landscape – The Local Perspective:

Duane “Hap” Hazard, Mono County Commissioner, District 2

Assessing the Resources:

Gene Suemnicht, EGS Inc.

Dr. Robert Zierenberg, Scott Bennett, Maia Kostlan, Andrew Fowler, Maya Wildgoose, UC Davis Dept. of Geology

Lessons Learned and How They Relate to California Geothermal Resources

Tania Treis, RMT Inc.

Charlene Wardlow, Ormat Inc.

Hector Caldera, Britannia Pacific Properties Inc.

Roundtable Discusion: How do we move forward in California?

Moderators: Karl Gawell, Geothermal Energy Association & Elaine Sison-Lebrilla, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Long Valley Caldera Field Trip. May 27, 2011

Final Trip Guide

Field Trip Stop

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