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.
Karl Gawell, Geothermal Energy Association
The Water Challenge:
The Transmission Challenge:
Ellen Allman, Terra-Gen Power (oral presentation)
The Permitting Challenge:
James Haerter, Bureau of Land Management (oral presentation)
Judy Fischette (sub for Paula Blaydes, oral presentation)
Afternoon Keynote, Current Issues in the California Renewable Energy Landscape – The Local Perspective:
Assessing the Resources:
Lessons Learned and How They Relate to California Geothermal Resources
Roundtable Discusion: How do we move forward in California?
Moderators: Karl Gawell, Geothermal Energy Association & Elaine Sison-Lebrilla, Sacramento Municipal Utility District