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Session E5 2017-08-31T16:59:10+00:00


Geothermal Energy

Day: 13th September, 2017

Time: 15:00 – 16:30


Short Description:
In the emerging markets of today, supplying sufficient electricity to fuel an ever-increasing energy demand is a challenge. With a drive towards utilising renewable energy sources, there often is a focus on wind and solar power. The variability of these sources challenges grid stability and the need for a stable energy supply. Geothermal energy provides a favourable constant energy source to provide a stable electricity supply around the clock. But geothermal energy provides further opportunities in the form of direct use for heating and cooling for residential and industrial use.
Questions to be addressed by the session:
Do current energy policies create a specific emphasis on baseload power supply?
Have you considered feed-in-tariff to support specific RE technologies?
Do you have geothermal energy-specific legislation that facilitates investment for development?
How open is your market to private sector participation or own development?

Session composition:
The keynote speaker gives a 15 min overview of the thematic context of this session. In the remaining time, the panelist’s respond to the questions posed by the moderator as well as discussion points from the audience.

Keynote: Ms. Gylfadóttir Thordís Kolbrún, Minister, Iceland Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Innovation- TBC
Moderator: Mrs. Magaly Flores, Project Manager, CFE


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