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Geothermal Resources Council


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GRC Annual Meeting & Expo


14-17 October, 2018

Reno, Nevada, USA

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GRC Membership


How Do I Join?

Download the GRC Membership Application (PDF)
or contact the GRC at grc@geothermal.org 
or call (530) 758-2360 for further information.

The GRC membership is open to any person, organization, agency, or company.

Membership includes access to:

GRC Annual Meeting - the largest geothermal conference in North America, the GRC Annual Meeting is the most important yearly event in the geothermal world.

GRC Bulletin - (6 issues) - Official worldwide industry trade publication of the Geothermal Resources Council, the Bulletin is the definitive voice for geothermal energy development and production.

GRC Membership Roster and Registry of Geothermal Services & Equipment - a unique publication that provides business, consulting and research contacts throughout the international geothermal community.

Online GRC Geothermal Library - 36,000 catalogued items, free downloads.

Education Program - special meetings, workshops, and conferences on a broad range of topics pertaining to geothermal exploration, development and utilization at a discount to members.

International Geothermal Association (IGA) Membership - through the GRC's affiliation with the International Geothermal Association (IGA), all GRC Members are automatically members of the IGA, which offers discount registration to its World Geothermal Congress events (every 5 years), quarterly IGA News and a special discount rate for the international publication, Geothermics.

Additionally, GRC members receive a discount on advertising and exclusive first-access space consideration in all GRC publications. For more information about advertising, please contact Anh Lay.

New members can also contact GRC at grc@geothermal.org or (530) 758-2360 for further information.

Types of Memberships:

Individual: Includes Regular, Student and Benefactor.

Retired: 65 years of age and older.

Student: Individuals with current ID card from accredited institution pay just $5.

Subscription: Public and private libraries, booksellers. Group: Minimum of 20 people @ $75 each. Please call for details.

Corporate: Includes Company, Supporting, Sustaining and Patron Memberships. A Corporate Membership provides various levels of representation for your organization. Each representative can vote in the GRC Board of Directors elections and will receive the GRC Bulletin, Membership Roster and Registry of Geothermal Services & Equipment, Annual Conference information, and workshop flyers.

Take advantage of the representation your corporate membership allows at the following levels:

  • Company 2 (Two memberships)
  • Supporting 3 (Three memberships)
  • Sustaining 4 (Four memberships)
  • Patron 5 (Five memberships)
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Contact Information


GRC Staff

Estela M. Smith
GRC Office Manager - Memberships & Meetings

Ian Crawford
Communications Director
Managing Editor, GRC Bulletin

Anh Lay
Office Associate - Bulletin & Roster Advertising

Chi-Meng Moua
Library Associate & Web Master

Brian Schmidt


Main Office - Physical Address
630 Peña Dr., Ste. 400
Davis, CA 95618 USA

Main Office - Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1350
Davis, CA 95617-1350 USA

Office Contact Numbers
Phone: 530.758.2360
Fax: 530.758.2839

Anh Lay Ext: 100
Ian Crawford Ext: 101
Estela Smith Ext: 102
Chi-Meng Moua Ext: 105
Brian Schmidt Ext: 104
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NZ Geothermal Workshop
22-24 November, Rotorua, New Zealand

5th Global Geothermal Energy Summit 
29-30 November, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Geothermal Energy Workshop
European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
1 December, University of Nebrija, Madrid, Spain

Reunión Nacional de Geotermia (ACEG)
5-6 December, 2017, Manizales, Colombia



SMU Power Plays Conference (SMU Geothermal Lab)
10-11 January, 2018 , SMU Campus, Dallas, Texas, USA

CAS Deep Geothermal Systems - Certificate of Advanced Studies
Module 3: Drilling and Logging

15-19 January, 2018, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

3rd International Conference on Geothermal Energy 
(Centre of Excellence for Geothermal Energy - CEGE, PDPU)
17 January, 2018, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

3rd National Energy Education Summit (CEREL) 
25 January, 2018, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington D.C.


Stanford Geothermal Workshop
12-14 February 2018, Stanford, California, USA

IV. Geothermal and Natural Mineral Waters Symposium and Exhibition
21-24 February 2018, Afyonkarahisar City, Turkey


GeoTHERM – Expo & Congress
1-2 March, 2018, Offenburg, Germany

CAS Deep Geothermal Systems - Certificate of Advanced Studies
Module 4: Reservoir Evaluation and Production

12-16 March, 2018, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

9th European Geothermal PhD Days (EGPD) 
14-16 March, 2018, Zurich, Switzerland

7th ITB International Geothermal Workshop
21-22 March, 2018, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia

GeoTenerife Field School - Surface Geothermal Monitoring
22-28 March, 2018, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain


5th Expo Geothermal 
19-21 April, 2018, İzmir, Turkey

Iceland Geothermal Conference 2018
24-26 April, 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland


GEOHEAT International Geothermal Conference
4-7 September, 2018, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russian Federation


GRC Annual Meeting & Expo
14-17 October, 2018
Reno, Nevada, USA

Seventh African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo-C7) 
29 October–4 November 2018, Kigali, Rwanda


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Geothermal Associations

Geothermal Resources Council (GRC)
Maria Richards, President
P.O. Box 1350 • Davis, CA 95617-1350
Phone 530.758.2360 • Fax 530.758.2839
E-mail grcpres@geothermal.org
Visit: Web site

Geothermal Energy Association
Karl Gawell, Executive Director
Yoram Bronicki, President
Joe Greco, Chairman
209 Pennsylvania Avenue SE • Washington, DC 20003
Phone 202.454.5264 • Fax 202.454.5265
E-mail gea@geo-energy.org
Visit: Web site

Geysers Geothermal Association (GGA)
Ron Suess, President, RES Co.
1275 4th St., Ste 105• Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone 707.541.0975 • Fax 707.546.9139
E-mail rsuess@cds1.net

International Geothermal Association (IGA)
Marietta Sander, Executive Director
Alex Richter, IGA President
The IGA Secretariat 
c/o Bochum University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bochum) 
Lennershofstr. 140 
D-44801 Bochum GERMANY 
Phone +49 (0)234-3210712 
Fax +49 (0)234-3214809 
E-mail iga@hs-bochum.de
Visit: Web site

List of National Geothermal Associations Around the World

Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal Exchange Organization (Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium)
International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA)
International Energy Agency Heat Pump Centre

Geothermal Companies

Please consult the GRC Membership Roster and Registry of Geothermal Services and Equipment

Technical Research

Power Plant Databases
IGA Geothermal Energy Database (Global)
OpenEI Power Plant Database (USA)
DOE Projects (USA)
GEA Power Plant Database (USA)
OIT Direct Use Database (USA)

Browsable Collections
Geotermia (Spanish language journal of the CFE, Mexico)
IGA Newsletter
UNU Geothermal Training Program Reports
OIT Geo-Heat Center Digital Library
Geothermal Hot Line

Geothermal Journals
IGA List of Relevant Journals

Citation Databases and Technical Report Collections
IGA Geothermal Conference Database (also hosted at Stanford)
OSTI/DOE Information Bridge
OSTI Energy Citations Database
OSTI Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection
Science Accelerator
American Geophysical Union Digital Library
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Digital Library
OnePetro Library
SEG Digital Library
Geological Society of America
USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Library
University of Maryland Virtual Technical Reports Center
American Geosciences Institute
NTIS National Technical Reports Library
National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)
U.S. Geoscience Information Network

U.S. State Publications and Data
State Geothermal Data

Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
Alaska Geothermal Bibliography

Arizona Geological Survey Publications
Arizona Geological Survey Geothermal Downloads

California Geological Survey Publications Database
California Mines Geological Collection at the Internet Archive

Idaho Geological Survey

Louisiana Geological Survey

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

New Mexico
New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources

North Dakota
North Dakota Geological Survey

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

Utah Geological Survey Maps and Publications
Utah Geological Survey Databases and Maps
Utah Natural Resources Library

Washington State Geologic Information Portal
Online Library Catalog (When searching the database enter "geothermal resources" in the Subject field)
Washington Geothermal Bibliography

Laws and Regulations
Department of Energy: Geothermal Laws and Standards
DOE/NEPA Policy & Compliance
Code of Federal Regulations and other Government Legislative Publications
US Code
US Patent and Trademark Office
Bureau of Land Management and the State of Nevada
Geothermal Energy Association
Australian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Geothermal Resources and Geothermal Reserves

Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary
USGS Earthquake Glossary
OSHA Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Glossary of Terms
IAEA Energy Thesaurus
Part 1 & 2, April 2007
October 2006

Geothermal Websites

K-12 Students and Educators

UC Irvine Energy Tutorials
U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration “Energy Kids”
Geothermal Energy Curriculum - Oregon Department of Energy
California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources: Kids and Educators
California Energy Commission “Energy Story”
Geothermal Education Office
Geothermal Education Office - Renewable Energy Source: Geothermal (Excerpt From Chapter 3 Energy for Keeps: Electricity from Renewable Energy)

U.S. Department of Energy

Geothermal Technologies Program
Open Energy Info: Geothermal (NREL)
Energy Information Administration
Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Science and Innovation
Guide to Tribal Energy Development: Geothermal Energy Resources

Universities and National Laboratories

Energy & Geoscience Institute, University of Utah
Geo-Heat Center, Oregon Institute of Technology
Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy, University of Nevada Reno
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Southern Methodist University Geothermal Laboratory
Stanford University Geothermal Program
United Nations University Geothermal Training Programme
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Industry, Finance, and Policy

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
Geothermal Energy Association: Policy
Íslandsbanki Geothermal Industry Dashboard
NREL Guidebook to Geothermal Power Finance
ESMAP Geothermal Handbook: Planning and Financing Power Generation

Blogs and Forums

GRC Global Geothermal News
GRC on Facebook
GRC on Twitter
GEA Geothermal Energy Weekly
Geoexchange Geothermal Heat Pump Forum

Other Related Websites

American Council On Renewable Energy
GRC on You Tube - Geothermal Video Collection
California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources
California Energy Commission: Geothermal Program
California Energy Commission: Project Factsheets
California Geothermal Energy Collaborative
Enhanced Geothermal Innovative Network for Europe (ENGINE)
European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC)
Geothermal Engineering Integrating Mitigation of Induced Seismicity in Reservoirs (GEISER)
Google.org - Enhanced Geothermal Systems
International District Energy Association
International Energy Agency Geothermal Implementing Agreement
International Partnership for Geothermal Technologies (IPGT)
International Renewable Energy Alliance

Geothermal Maps 

US Department of Energy
IGA Interactive World Map
World Geothermal Power Plant Map - ThinkGeoEnergy
California - CA Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources
United States Direct Use Projects


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