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.
William Glassley, California Geothermal Energy Collaborative
Karl Gawell, Geothermal Energy Association
The Water Challenge:
John Farison, Calpine Corporation
The Transmission Challenge:
John McCaull, Geothermal Energy Association
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:
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
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