Global Geothermal Energy Summit 2019

Florence, Italy

Following the success from last year's summit in Amsterdam, we are very excited to take the 7th edition of our Global Geothermal Energy Summit to the birth place of geothermal energy production - Tuscany, Italy.

With Geothermal energy production being one of the lowest forms of CO2 producing energy sources, its development & worldwide deployment is vital in the reduction in worldwide targets for CO2 reduction.

The two day event will provide key insights into the opportunities, challenges, global trends and policies, through expert led case study presentations, interactive sessions and round table discussions giving practical examples of planning, financing & technological strategies shaping the future of geothermal energy production whilst networking with industry peers from across the geothermal power value chain.

Key Topics

  • Global Overview: Spotlight on Key Geothermal Developments
  • Key Considerations when Deciding on Geothermal Projects
  • Legal & Regulatory Framework for Geothermal Development
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies for Geothermal Development
  • Key Updates on Government Funded Geothermal Energy Projects
  • Developments with Geothermal District Heating
  • Integration of Geothermal Energy & Other Renewable Recourses
  • Cost reduction - Innovations in Materials & Technology
  • Mining for Minerals
  • Case Study: Long Term Established Geothermal Sties

Who Will Attend?

Senior representatives from:
  • National utility companies
  • Technology developers & providers
  • Geothermal project developers
  • Energy regulators & industry analysts
  • Legal companies
  • Energy investors
  • Research organisations
  • Consultants
  • Drilling & exploration companies
  • Biomass industry

Site Visit - Enel Green Power

During the afternoon of 26th November 2019, a limited number  of conference delegates will receive a unique opportunity to visit: Enel Green Power's world's first biomass plant used to heat geothermal steam at the Cornia 2 geothermal power plant, which is located in Castelnuovo Val di Cecina in Tuscany.

Italy as a whole, & the Tuscany Region in particular, present abundant energy resources due to the particular geological and geothermal   conditions of the territory. The new facility was built next to the existing 13-MW Cornia 2 geothermal power plant & is expected to increase the latter's output by more than 30 GWh annually. The newly-installed power station uses virgin forest   biomass to heat steam from an initial temperature of 150-160 degrees Celsius to 370-380 degrees Celsius. This boosts net electricity production capacity because of the increased enthalpy of the steam & the improved efficiency of the cycle.

There is no extra charge to join the site visit, although places are limited and allocated on first come first served basis. Secure your place today to avoid disappointment...

Confirmed Speakers

  • Fausto Batini, Chairman- European Technology & Innovation Platform (ETIP_DG)
  • Alessandro Lenzi, Geothermal Environmental Technology Implementation - Geothermal & Biomass Italy O&M - Enel Green Power
  • Elif Kaymakci, Project Manager - R&D / Geothermal - EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG
  • Joerg Uhde, CEO - Pfalzwerke Geofuture GmbH
  • Ural Halacoglu, Manager, Project Development - Zorlu Energy
  • Yann Le Bot, Director, Energy Finance And Advisory - Societe Generale
  • Michael Andres, Principal Project Manager Energy & Financial Sector, Eastern Africa - KfW Group
  • Ryan Law, Managing Director - Geothermal Engineering LTD
  • Rolf Schiffer, Professor - Ruhr Universitat Bochum
  • Volker Wittig, R&D  Manager - Advanced  Drilling  Technologies - International Geothermal Center - GZB
  • Koenraad Beckers, Co-Founder & Managing Partner - Heateon
  • Horst Kreuter, Managing Director  - GeoThermal Engineering GmbH
  • Thomas Kohl, Professor - Geothermal Research- Karlsruhe Institute Of Technology - Applied Geosciences (KIT)
  • Ben Laenen - Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO)


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Event details
Organizer : ACI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21656