A very successful winter Seminar was held in Taupo on 21 June in conjunction with the International Partnership on Geothermal technology (IPGT) annual meeting. About 70 people from the geothermal community attended to hear a range of presentations under the topic, “Geothermal Asset Management Strategies”.
Speakers included IPGT delegates Peter Meier, CEO, Geo Energy Suisse AG, IPGT who spoke on “Geothermal Energy in Switzerland: overview on activities in research, industry projects and new energy law”, and Rob Podgorney, Director, FORGE EGS Initiative at Idaho National Laboratory who spoke on “Challenges, Opportunities, and Status of EGS Development in the United States”.
The NZGA presented three Contribution Awards at the Seminar during the lunch break, to Mike Mongillo, Ed Mroczek, John Burnell for services to the NZGA over many years. These are described below. Kaherine Luketina, who collates the Awards, read the citations and provided further background on the Contributors