Geothermal across the Americas – A Three-Part Webinar Series exploring the potential of geothermal

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May 5, 2023 | 8:00 am PDT /11:00 am EDT | Virtual

In June 2022, we launched this webinar series aimed at assessing the potential and outlook for geothermal energy across the Americas. On May 5 the series will conclude with Part III: Geothermal – Energy Systems of the Future

Geothermal opportunities across the Americas come in many forms. These include areas with high heat-flows created by the Pacific ‘ring of fire,’ the potential repurposing of oil & gas wells to extract heat from millions of onshore wells and shallow low grade (low enthalpy) heat available everywhere.

As we head into a world of decarbonization and electrification, geothermal is ideal base load heat and power for the Net Zero challenge. The Western Hemisphere is richly endowed with suitable geology, skilled engineers, and energy infrastructure.

The contours of the global energy transition underscore the need for a wide range of sustainable energy sources and critical minerals across several segments of the energy sector.

As we conclude the series, we will delve deeper into the global energy transition’s widespread implications for public policy and investment related to geothermal development.

Part III: Geothermal – Energy Systems of the Future

Panel framing questions

  • For many, geothermal offers an important source of low-carbon baseload heat and power. How do you view the role for geothermal as part of achieving decarbonization and Net Zero goals?
  • Will the new climate policy in the US (Inflation Reduction Act) help the regional development of geothermal?
  • Let’s discuss other emerging and innovative uses of geothermal. How do you view the potential use of geothermal to produce green hydrogen? What about the use of geothermal power for bitcoin mining, which has received a great deal of attention in the case of El Salvador?
  • Where do you envision geothermal to be in 2050?

    Agenda (times are PDT)



    • Jeremy Martin, Vice President, Energy & Sustainability, Institute of the Americas

      Speaker introductions

      • Chris Sladen, Chair/Founding Members, Geothermal Energy Advancement Association

        Panelist introductory remarks

        • Ann Robertson-Tait, President, GeothermEx
        • Floris Veeger, Managing Director, Geothermal, Sproule

          Panel discussion and audience Q&A

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