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Jim Faulds, NBMG Director and State Geologist, will present a lecture and lead a live Q&A as part of the “The Saudi Arabia for Geothermal” Series on January 26 at the Nevada Water Resources Association (NWRA) Annual Conference.




“The 2021 Annual Conference kicks off January 19, 2021 with presentations & live discussions, exhibitors, live activities and the student poster competition!  Check out the schedule so you can be sure not to miss out on anything!”

Schedule: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Nevada “The Saudi Arabia for Geothermal” Series with John Snow, McGinley & Associates Inc. The presentations and interactive discussions will cover Statutes & Regulations, Power Plants in Nevada, Binary and Steam; how many and where they are located, Transition from Water Law to Mineral Law, Great Basin Exploration Techniques, Play Fairway Methodology, Power Plant Development and Operations, Binary Air-Cooled Plants, No Water Consumption, Power Purchase Agreements & How They Work, and Hybrid Plants with Storage. 

Moderators: John Snow, McGinley & Associates Inc. and Reed Cozens, NWRA Board Member 

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Mike Visher, Administrator, State of Nevada, Commission on Mineral Resources, Division of Minerals, “Geothermal in Nevada – From Water Law to Mineral Law, Its History and Production” (2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Live Q&A) 

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.   James Faulds, Ph.D., State Geologist, Director, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, “Nevada is in Hot Water: Exploration Strategies for Harnessing the Vast Geothermal Potential of the Great Basin Region” (3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Live Q&A) 

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Paul Thomsen, Vice President of Business Development, Ormat Technologies, Inc., “The Growing Demand and Development of State-of-the-art Geothermal Power Plants in Nevada” (3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Live Q&A) 

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