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Day 1 - Tuesday, April 26

Welcome Reception
Exhibition Area -  Harpa
18:00 - 20:00

Day 2  - Wednesday, April 27

08:30 - 08:40 Opening Speech - Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Lilja Alfreðsdóttir
08:45 - 09:15 Keynote  -   Rachel Kyte. CEO of SE4All and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General             
09:15 - 09:45 Keynote Dr. Hörður Arnarson, CEO of Landsvirkjun - National Power Company of Iceland - presentation
Coffee Break 10:00 - 10:30  - sponsored by SPX
  Phase A - Operability
Silfurberg A
A1 - Resource Operation
Session chair:
Sæunn Halldórsdóttir, ISOR
Phase B - Feasibility
Silfurberg B
B1 - Risk vs Investment
Session chair:
Harpa Pétursdóttir, BBA Legal
Phase C - Practicality
Kaldalón
C1 -  Social Impact
Session chair:
Stella Marta Jónsdóttir, Landsvirkjun
10:30 - 10:50 Geysir Case study
John Farison
Calpine
presentation 

What is the value of your Geothermal Project Development?
Gunnar Tryggvason
KPMG
presentation

Social Impact in Ethiopia
Dr. Loftur Reimar Gissurarson 
Reykjavik Geothermal
presentation 
10:55 - 11:15

Reinjection and induced seismicity
Hildigunnur H Thorsteinsson
Reykjavik Energy - OR
Presentation

Geothermal Risk Insurance – It´s all about Standards” - 
Achim Fischer- Erdsiek 
NW Assekuranz 
presentation

Theistareykir 
- New Geothermal Power Plant 

Jóna Bjarnadóttir
Landsvirkjun
Presentation

11:20 - 11:40
Stykkishólmur Geothermal District Heating
Óskar Pétur Einarsson
Verkís
presentation
Geothermal Development: Mission impossible? or possibly possible.
Árni Magnússon 
Mannvit
presentation
How to promote tomorrow´s  strategy today? - The Social Impact of an EGS demonstration project in Hungary
Zoltan Salánki
EU- Fire EGS
11:45 - 12:05 Operation of the Cerro Prieto Field
Alvaro Aguilar                     
CFE Mexico
DOE GeoVision Study - The Role of Exploration in Accelerating Geothermal Deployment in the United States through Risk and Cost Reduction
Patrick Dobson
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
presentation       

The social impact of geothermal - how would Iceland be without geothermal utilization?
Dr. Páll Valdimarsson 
PVald ehf.
Presentation

12:10 - 12:30 Olkaría - Kenya
Guðni Axelsson                           
Iceland GeoSurvey ISOR
presentation
Regulatory Risk
Atli Björn Þorbjörnsson
BBA Legal
presentation

COP21 & the Paris Agreement: Any implications for renewables and the geothermal sector
Marietta Sander
International Geothermal Associations 
Presentation

Lunch 12:30 - 13:30

 

Hellisheiði
Power plant

Dep. 13:30

Resource Park Svartsengi
DEp. 13:30

Hveragerði
Geothermal village

dep. 13:30

 

Story behind the power plants:
Operation, resource, and the maintenance of the power plant.

 

The Resource  Park Concept
- Albert Albertsson
Introduction of several companies within the park.

The District heating system, the greenhouses, the Medical Clinic NLFI

 
 

Reykjavik
dep. 13:30

Inspection around the world's largest geothermal district heating system in the Capital Area of Iceland.

Blue Lagoon
Optional 
dep. 14:00

Conference
dinner
ARt Museum Reykjavik
19:30

Day 3 - Thursday, April 28

 

Phase A - Operability
Silfurberg A

A2 - Operation
of Power Plant

Session chair: 
Inga Dóra Hrólfsdóttir, Veitur

Phase B - Feasibility
Silfurberg B

B2 - Finance &
Opportunity

Session chair:
Ágústa Ýr Þorbergsdóttir, Navigo

Phase C - Practicality
Kaldalón
C2 -  Resource Park
Session chair:
Kristín Vala Matthíasdóttir,
HS ORKA

08:30 - 08:50 Asset management for geothermal plants – what it is and isn´t
Guðmundur J Bjarnason 
DMM
presentation
IDDP - Business Case
Reynir Jóhannsson
HS Orka
presentation
Towards a Society Without Waste: Cultivating Microalgae with Non-Condensable Geothermal Gases
Dr. Halldór G Svavarsson               
Blue Lagoon 
presentation
08:55 - 09:15 Case - Svartsengi - Reykjanes
Geir Þórólfsson 
HS Orka
presentation
Turkish Delight
- with geothermal flavor

Ingi Ingason                         
Efla Consulting
presentation

Production of Senegalese Sole above the Arctic Circle, a suitable solution in otherwise an unsuitable environment.
Stefán Árnason
Stolt Sea Farm Iceland
presentation

09:20 - 09:40 Krafla - Electricity generation from an active volcano
Sigurður H. Markússon
Landsvirkjun
presentation


The development of geothermal power projects; The Traditional Large Scale approach vs. The Wellhead Approach.
Gestur Bárðarson 
Green Energy Geothermal
presentation

CO2 from geothermal gas to methanol production
Margrét O. Ásgeirsdóttir                
Carbon Recycling Int
presentation 
09:45 - 10:05

Binary plant retrofitting of a single flash steam plant
Anthony Hinde                     
Exergy 
presentation

A Time to Drill: Geothermal Drilling Costs in a Low Oil Price Climate
Julian McDowell                           
Jacob Consultancy 
presentation
District Heating System at Campus of 30,000
Dr. Jefferson W. Tester                 
Cornell University 
presentation
10:10 - 10:30 The Right Technology For A Geothermal Resource, The Puna Example
Dany Batscha
Ormat
presentation

Early stage geothermal development support: PLUTO and EBRD’s experience in Turkey
Adonai Herrera-Martínez 
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
presentation

Utilization of silica in geothermal fluids for silica based health products
Fida Abu Libdeh
GeoSilica
presentation
Coffee Break 10:30 - 11:00
  Phase A - Operability
Silfurberg A

A3 - Technical Solutions
Session chair: 
Sunna Björg Reynisdóttir
Efla Consulting
Phase B - Feasibility
Silfurberg B

B3 - Policy
Session chair: 
María E Marelsdóttir
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Phase C - Practicality
Kaldalón

C3 - District Heating
Session chair: 
Carine Chatenay
Verkís
11:00 - 11:20 Geothermal Well Head Units
Elín Hallgrímsdóttir and       
Yngvi Guðmundsson 
Mannvit and Verkís
presentation
Global Geothermal Alliances
Gurbuz Gonul 
IRENA - International Renewable Energy Agency
presentation
District Heating in Reykjavik
Bjarni Bjarnason                
Reykjavik Energy 
presentation
11:25 - 11:45 Enel Green Power
Dr. Paolo Romagnoli                     
Enel Green Power
presentation 
The European Energy Union
Marie Donnelly
European Commission - DG Energy
presentation
District Heating in Paris
Christian Boissavy                      
GEODEEP
presentation 
11:50 - 12:10 The Sulfix Project
Bjarni Már Júlíusson 
ON Power
presentation
Major Initiatives and Future Directions of the U.S. Department of Energy‘s Geothermal Technologies Office 
Lauren Boyd
DOE
presentation
District Heating China
Susan Sun                      
Arctic Green Energy 
presentation
12:15 - 12:35 Steam Separation System Development Reykjanes - Iceland 
Vigfús Arnar Jósepsson          
Verkís
presentation
East Africa

Dr  Meseret Zemedkun                      
UNEP 
presentation

Market Trend in Europe 
Philippe Dumas                              
EGEC
presentation
12:40 - 13:00 The Velika Ciglena field
Joseph Bonafin
Turboden
presentation

New Energy Regulation in the Electric Sector – Geothermal Business
Carlos Jorquera
The Chilean Geothermal Council

presentation

 

Geothermal Heat Utilization in Central Europe
Gábor Molnar 
Mannvit Kft
 
Lunch 13:00 - 14:00
  Phase A - Operability
Silfurberg A

A4 - Case Studies
Session chair: 
Hildur Magnúsdóttir,
Iceland Drilling


Phase B - Feasibility
Silfurberg B

B4 - European Cooperation
Session chair: 
Anna Lilja Oddsdóttir,
Orkustofnun
Phase C - Practicality
Kaldalón

C4 - Innovation
Session chair: 
Halla Hrund Logadóttir
School of Energy - RU
14:00 - 14:20 Case Study from New Zealand
Simon Addison                               
Mighty River Power 
presentation

Geothermal Energy in Croatia
Danica Maljkovic 
Energy Institute Hrvoje Po┼żar
presentation

Iceland - How Geothermal Power is Transforming the Digital Economy
Birgit Kneschke                         
Verne Global Data Centre 
14:25 - 14:45

Transition from fossil fuels to renewables in Akureyri
Sigurður Ingi Friðleifsson 
Orkusetur
presentation

Geothermal Energy in Poland: Development, Cooperation and Opportunities 
Prof. Beata Kepinska 
Mineral & Energy Economy Research Institute
Presentation
The co-extraction of metals from geothermal waters: The case of lithium and rare earth elements
Arna Pálsdóttir 
Cornell University 
presentation
14:45 - 15:05

Bjarnarflag – Cascade geothermal utilization and further potentials
Ásgrímur Guðmundsson
Landsvirkjun
presentation


The RONDINE Programme 
Paul Serbanescu 
Environment Fund Administration
presentation

Carbon CO2 revenue stream
Souheil Saadi                               
Haldor Topsoe      
presentation         
15:10 - 15:30 The Rittershoffen Case study
Dr Albert Genter
ÉS Géothermie
presentation

Geothermal Possibilities in Romania
Prof. Cornel Antal
University of Oradea
presentation

ECO2G: Closed-Loop Geothermal Power using Supercritical CO2
Joseph Scherer 
GreenFire Energy
presentation

Coffee Break 15:30 - 16:00
16:05 - 16:25 Keynote  - Ásgeir Margeirsson - CEO of HS Orka 
16:25 - 17:20 Keynote  - Professor Michael Porter, Harvard Business School
17:20 - 17:40 Keynote -  Adnan Z. Amin, Director - General IRENA 
17:40 - 18:00 Closing Speech  - President of Iceland - Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Day 4 - Friday, April 29

Field Trip to the North and visit the Theistareykir Power Plant process - Optional