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GeoPower Americas Conference & Exhibition, 24-25 February 2011

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  • 1. www.greenpowerconferences.com +1 971 238 0700 Announcing the 3rd annual Scaling up through successful investment 24-25 February 2011 and cutting edge technology Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, USA efore Book b y for uar 13 Jan nted discou rates Invest just 2 days and get … Learn from leading geothermal experts including: Tom Fair, Vice President of Renewable Energy, • To meet key buyers: major utilities outline their plans Sierra Pacific, part of NV Energy for geothermal Ross J. Beaty, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, • Case studies: leading developers share their experiences in Magma Energy setting up, operating and maintaining plants Daniel Schochet, Executive Vice President, • Finance updates: key investors offer advice on how to Ram Power secure finance, from loan-guarantees to VC investment Tom Anderson, Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center • New prospects: understand the opportunity for oil and gas Andrew E. Sabin, Director, Geothermal Program Office, co-production Naval Air Weapons Station • New markets: uncover commercial opportunities in North, John Eber, Managing Director Energy Investment, Central and South America J.P. Morgan • Expert-led debates: have your questions answered and learn Craig O'Connor, Director, Office of Renewable Energy and Environmental from your peers Exports, Export-Import Bank of the United States • 220 past attendees: excellent networking opportunities with Kerry Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer, utilities, developers and investors West Indies Power Fred Henderson III, Chief Scientist, PLUS Green Power Academy Training Course Mount Princeton Geothermal Geothermal Technology Briefing Alexander Richter, Director, Islandsbanki Curt Robinson, Executive Director, 23 February 2011 Geothermal Resources Council Book Now – Call +1 971 238 0700 or Online at: www.greenpowerconferences.com/geoamericas Part Of: Official Offset Partner: Strategic Partner: Organized By: SERIES
  • 2. “Excellent. Well organized and excellent speaker selection” DY, International Finance Corporation (previous attendee at GeoPower Americas) Supported by the Geothermal Resources Council, GeoPower Americas 2011 will provide an in-depth analysis of the geothermal energy markets in North, Central and South America, focusing on the potential for large-scale, widespread development, and how this can best be realized. With important advances being made in geothermal technologies, including recent successes in oil and gas co-production, the sector is poised to fulfil its potential as a reliable, sustainable and invariable energy source, and a key component in global energy strategy. The US currently leads the world in terms of installed capacity, with 3,086.6 MW across nine states. With new states now looking to 25% developer & utility attendance in 2010 exploit their geothermal potential, this is the time to debate and overcome the challenges that continue to beset the industry – I Geothermal Project Developers including the biggest challenge of all: securing finance. I Investors This highly productive and dynamic congress provides a unique I Drilling and Engineering platform for the thought leaders in the sector to define their future I Government, Universities, strategy, with investment, technology, and risk mitigation taking center stage this year. The interactive format and round table Institutes and Associations debate sessions are specifically designed to allow you to have your I Press questions answered and help you establish your business outlook for I Oil, Gas and Mining the coming year. I Utilities and IPPs GeoPower Americas 2011 will bring together all stakeholders in the value chain to discuss how the geothermal market can be driven I Consultants forward to play a significant role alongside other renewable technologies in the future energy mix. Take advantage of the fantastic online networking system for GeoPower Americas. All pre-registered Strategic Partner: delegates, speakers and guests can contact each other, organize meetings and network before, during and after the event using this easy to use, private networking system. For more information, please visit the website www.greenpowerconferences.com Pre-Conference Training Course Geothermal Technology Briefing Wednesday 23 February 2011 Geothermal Resources, Technologies, Applications & Economics: A 1-day introduction and market update for non-engineers Past attendees include: Course objectives AltaRock Energy • Americas Standard Chartered Securities • This one-day course is designed to introduce the basics of geothermal power (the resource types and the different methods for harnessing Bank of America • Caldera Geothermal • Chevron Technology them), outline the evolution of technology developments and Ventures • Empresa Nacional de Electricidad • Enel Latin deployments, and provide a discussion of geothermal's competitive positioning within the power and energy markets. Presented in an America • Energia Andina • FE Clean Energy • Google.org • interactive and inclusive manner, it describes the basic science and GreenFire Energy • IllinoisVentures • Imperial Capital • technology basis for geothermal energy, but places this very much within Islandsbanki • Jacob Securities • Kinross Gold • Macquarie a commercial and business context. This approach makes the course ideal for those of a non-technical background and either new to the Capital Funds • Magma Energy • Nevada Power Company • industry or in need of a quick, convenient, yet comprehensive revision Ormat • Pave Energy Finance • Presco Energy • Ram Power • of the key issues facing it. Past attendees have been drawn from Raser Technologies • RMOTC • Sacramento Municipal Utility backgrounds as diverse as finance and investment, project development, technology provision, consultancy and regulation. District • Standard Chartered Bank • Statoil • Thomas Weisel The course provides an excellent chance to get up-to-speed prior to Partners • Universal GeoPower • US Geothermal • West Indies attending the main GeoPower Americas conference on the following days. Power • World Bank • WRB Enterprise For more information please visit www.greenpoweracademy.com Book Now – Call +1 971 238 0700 or Online at: www.greenpowerconferences.com/geoamericas
  • 3. “Excellent range of participants from energy providers to financiers” DP, Verdi Energy (previous attendee at GeoPower Americas) Day 1: Thursday 24 February 2011 Technology Focus 8.15 Registration & welcome coffee 2.00 Commercial Opportunities in Oil and Gas 9.00 Chair’s opening remarks Co-Production With interest growing in the potential for oil and gas co- Opening Address production, this session will analyze the opportunities for financial and environmental gain and address potential 9.10 Accessing Government Finance in 2011 problems that may be faced by such projects. • Assessing the current status of DOE support for • Generating low-temperature geothermal energy using geothermal projects wastewater from oil and gas wells • Looking to the future of grant and loan policy in order to • Utilizing dormant oil and gas wells for geothermal energy effectively plan future financial strategy production • Recent successes in securing DOE loan guarantees and • Addressing potential hurdles including well longevity and why they’ve been successful payback timelines • What factors have contributed to delays in funding • A discussion of working case studies and the costs and awards and how can the industry work together to benefits they have brought overcome this? • How much further funding is expected to be awarded in 3.20 Advisory Session - Drilling Technology Update 2011 and in what format? This session will provide insights into the latest developments in drilling technology and the potential time Keynote Session and cost efficiencies they represent. 3.50 Networking refreshment break 9.40 Confronting the Challenges of Geothermal Development in 2011 4.20 Enhanced Geothermal Systems - Realistic Debating the key obstacles to significant expansion in the Analysis of Potential geothermal space. The leading geothermal developers will • Assessing the real potential in terms of financial return discuss why these hurdles exist and what could be done to and green credentials reduce delays and encourage investment. • Hot Dry Rock systems: how do they differ from EGS and • Overcoming financing obstacles and delays in what do they offer? government incentive schemes • Discussing the reasons for past failures in the field and • Maximizing the speed at which your project receives the understanding the capacity of new technological necessary permits and approvals developments to circumnavigate these issues in future • Taking advantage of new technology to increase efficiency and avoid traditional technological hurdles 5.20 Chair’s closing remarks and equipment problems • Addressing the issues associated with access to 5.30 End of day one & networking drinks transmission networks 11.00 Networking refreshment break 11.30 Maintaining and Developing the Confidence of Utilities in Geothermal Reliability Addressing the concerns of utilities looking to support the growing potential in geothermal power. This session will bring together a selection of investor-owned and municipal utilities to address the challenges they face, how geothermal compares with other renewable energies in terms of reliability, and what they need to see from the geothermal sector if they are to commit to purchasing a significantly greater amount of geothermal power. • What level of reliability and consistency do utilities need to see in order to agree to purchase? • The effect of failing to fulfil a Power Purchase Agreement and the reasons for doing so • What can geothermal companies actually commit to in real terms? • Reducing the risk to utilities of falling short of their Renewable Portfolio Standard as the geothermal market grows 12.30 Networking lunch break Book Now – Call +1 971 238 0700 or Online at: www.greenpowerconferences.com/geoamericas
  • 4. “Excellent panel of speakers, and well organized” DG, Calpine (previous attendee at GeoPower Americas) Day 2: Friday 25 February 2011 11.10 Round Table Debates Delegates will have the opportunity to attend 2 of the 6 round 8.30 Welcome coffee table topics, each led by an expert speaker. The roundtables will allow you to pose specific questions to the group and debate key 9.00 Chair’s opening remarks topics with a cross section of your industry peers. Uncovering Regional Opportunities for 1. Expanding Geothermal Exploration into New States Assessing the scale of the opportunity in emerging geothermal states, including Colorado, Alaska and Idaho Geothermal Development 9.10 New Market Opportunities in Central America and the Caribbean 2. Uncovering the Potential in South America Identifying the most promising exploration opportunities in • Analyzing existing and planned sites and the potential South American markets. Understanding the licensing systems for future projects for new geothermal projects • Uncovering licensing scenarios and their implications for foreign investment in the region 3. Central America and the Caribbean • Case studies of recent projects, addressing region- Debating the costs and benefits of operating in Central America specific challenges and opportunities and the Caribbean, and how to overcome potential obstacles 9.40 South America - Taking a Closer Look at Chile and Peru 1. Discussing Oil and Gas Partnerships in More Depth Discussing the current status of projects, the technology that • Identifying the most promising exploration opportunities supports it and the prospects for the future and the associated policy frameworks in South American markets • Understanding the licensing systems for new geothermal 2. Access to Transmission Networks; Ensuring an Effective System Overcoming key hurdles and sharing experience in order to projects develop a strategy for success • Addressing environmental approval processes to get your project off the ground 3. Debating the Value of Recent Technological Developments • The role of multi-lateral investment agencies in With cost of installation still prohibitively high, technology providing loans and guarantees to enable projects to advance may hold the key to reducing barriers to entry. This proceed session is an opportunity to compare notes on the tools available, and debate the merits of emerging options 10.10 Expanding Geothermal Exploration into New States 1.10 Networking lunch break • Assessing the scale of the opportunity in emerging geothermal states, including Colorado, Alaska and Idaho Closing Keynote Session: Securing Financial Investment • Case studies of current projects under exploration and development 2.10 In-depth Tutorial - The View of Geothermal from the Capital Markets 10.40 Networking refreshment break • This session will provide a focused analysis of how geothermal is perceived by the markets, what they do “Good opportunity to learn about the and don’t understand about geothermal and what you can do to improve the likelihood of investment. The current state of the large geothermal discussion will also uncover common pitfalls when raising finance by analyzing the sector’s past mistakes. companies, investment opportunities 2.40 Raising Capital: Prospects and Challenges in 2011 and getting funding through the • What are private equity and venture capital investors federal government” looking for in a geothermal prospect? • How are projects being structured to reduce risk for the MB, Natural Resources Canada investor? • Is the trend for consolidation set to continue in 2011? • Writing effective applications to ensure you get the (previous attendee at GeoPower Americas) financing you need • Matching potential sources of capital to the stage of your company’s development in order to maximize your opportunity whilst ensuring a good fit • Forecasting the long term future for investment in geothermal power and analyzing how, as an industry, potential can be maximized 3.50 Chair’s closing remarks 4.00 Close of conference Agenda correct at time of going to press Book Now – Call +1 971 238 0700 or Online at: www.greenpowerconferences.com/geoamericas
  • 5. “I can honestly say, without hesitation, that my attendance at the conference could be the single deciding factor that will ultimately put my company on the map” GA, Universal Geopower (previous attendee at GeoPower Americas) Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities GeoPower Americas 2011 brings together I Gain access to key decision makers and shorten the sales process the driving forces from every part of the geothermal supply chain - from policy-makers I Save time and money by meeting them in one place and investors, to utilities and developers, to I Meet new clients and reaffirm relationships with existing ones drilling companies and manufacturers. The I Understand the needs of potential clients and tailor your services to meet them GeoPower Americas 2011 exhibition is THE place to position your company as a leader in I Establish your company's position amongst the industry movers and shakers the Americas market. Establish your company I Benchmark your strategy with other major solution providers early, network with companies successfully I Make the right connections to ensure the future active in the region and reap the rewards as success of your business the market expands. To the Conference Room To the Conference Room r t you Do n't le eave you rs l ies etito tunit comp - oppor OOK 1 2 3 4 5 6 En nd B behi mited so tee tra li ran nc are gua Past exhibitors include: W to ackage e 18 7 NO p your 17 8 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 Varying levels of sponsorship are available to cater for your individual needs and marketing budgets Contact Paul Shearer for further details: Tel: +44 203 355 4211, Fax: +44 207 900 1853 Email: paul.shearer@greenpowerconferences.com FORTHCOMING EVENTS Green Power Conferences was established in 2003 by a team of professional, environmentally aware event experts and were the first to offer professionally organised events focusing on the sustainability sector. Over the last five years, we have welcomed over 10,000 delegates from 92 countries and built a global database of 400,000+ contacts. Our expertise lies in producing high quality, interactive 8-9 December 2010 conferences that provide ample networking opportunities for delegates and partners Paris, France alike. Green Power Conferences offsets the impacts of its commercial activities towards renewable energy projects. MEDIA PARTNERS 25-26 January 2011 Green Power Conferences consistently work in strategic partnership with industry Las Vegas, USA leading organizations and trade publications. Our international and targeted marketing campaigns ensure excellent marketing exposure for our partners. If you would like to partner with us, please contact Laura Proctor, laura.proctor@greenpowerconferences.com 5-6 April 2011 Sao Paulo, Brazil Book Now – Call +1 971 238 0700 or Online at: www.greenpowerconferences.com/geoamericas
  • 6. Ea kin ff y 20 Tel: be Bo % nua +1 971 238 0700 rly g fo o o r 10 3 Ja re Fax: +1 971 228 0308 1 E-mail: graham.swanson@greenpowerconferences.com 24-25 February 2011 Online: www.greenpowerconferences.com/geoamericas Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, USA 11 Please Register Me For Standard Rates □ 2 Day Conference (24-25 February) US$1999 □ Geothermal 101 Training Course (23 January) US$899 □ Non-Profit Organization Rate (20% discount) These reduced rates are available for registered NGOs, government representatives and non-profit organizations only. Reduced rates are at the discretion of Green Power Conferences and proof of status may be requested. □ Special Group Offer: Register 3 delegates, only pay for 2 Early Booking Rates: Save an additional 10% if you book before 13 January 2011 Delegate Details Delegate 1: Name: .......................................................................................... 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