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GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION WORKSHOP. Organized by U.S. DOE/GPW Held in Utah August 17, in SLC at DNR Designed for utility resource personnel Focused on the key benefits and risks of including geothermal power in a utility’s resource portfolio. An Unusual Time!.

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geothermal power generation workshop
GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION WORKSHOP
  • Organized by U.S. DOE/GPW
  • Held in Utah August 17, in SLC at DNR
  • Designed for utility resource personnel
  • Focused on the key benefits and risks of including geothermal power in a utility’s resource portfolio
an unusual time
An Unusual Time!

·Highest Natural Gas Prices in History.

·   Highest Coal Prices in 10 – 15 Years.

·   Highest Oil Prices Since Gulf War.

·   Highest Uranium Prices Since 1980s.

·   All happening within past 3 months to 4 years.

Source:EIA Monthly Energy Review– July 2004, and EIA Annual Energy Outlook

with Projections to 2025.

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GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION WORKSHOP
  • Geothermal power and innovations in generation technologies.
  • Power purchase agreements (terms and conditions), reliability, scheduling, transmission costs, etc.
  • Steps necessary to get a geothermal project developed and on line.
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GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION WORKSHOP
  • Difference between the cost and value of having geothermal in a utility resource portfolio
  • Comparison with other resource options, price stability, risk mitigation, distribution benefits, portfolio diversity, green tags, tradable offsets, fuel price projections, and customer and public acceptance
  • Major parts of a model power purchase agreement
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GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION WORKSHOP
  • Geothermal Energy Portfolio from a Utility Perspective
    • L. Pexton, Utah Municipal Power Agency – Bonnett plant experience
    • G. Larsen, Pacificorp Blundell plant experience
    • R. Putnam, CH2M Hill – G&T Cooperatives
  • Getting a Geothermal Power Project Developed and On Line
    • D. Schochet, Ormat International, Inc.
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GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION WORKSHOP
  • The Role of Geothermal in a Diverse Utility Portfolio
    • R. Hill, GPW Technical Director – Energy diversity and security in western U.S. (portfolio optimization)
  • Power Purchase Agreements
    • N. Littleboy, DNR/SEP
    • D. Hunter, UAMPS - UAMPS overview
    • E. Wessman, Pacificorp – Pacificorp IRP update
    • J. Wellinghoff, Beckley Singleton
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GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION WORKSHOP
  • Project Development and Management Expertise
    • G. Nelson, Utility Energy Forum
    • S. Petty, Black Mountain Technology – Cost and Supply of Geothermal Power
    • B. Levy, Amp Resources – Geothermal Power Project Development
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GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION WORKSHOP
  • Permitting, Regulatory, and Environmental Issues
    • J. Wellinghoff, Beckley Singleton
    • M. Tempest, Utah Div. Water Rights
    • T. Wagner, Utah Chapter, Sierra Club
    • S. Wright, Utah Clean Energy
    • B. Wilson, Utah Public Service Commission
    • B. Henricks, Bureau of Land Management
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GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION WORKSHOP
  • ~ 45 participants
  • Presentations, attendee list, and summary
  • to be available at:
  • http://geology.utah.gov
  • > geothermal > Utah Geothermal Working Group