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Volume 4, Number 3
15 July 2003

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USAID-EXIM Pilot Program Will Finance Capital Projects in Developing Countries

Under a two-year pilot program, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM) can collaborate to support developmentally sound, commercially non-viable (defined as unable to repay commercial term financing over 10-12 years) capital projects in middle income developing countries. Endorsed as part of the 2002 National Export Strategy, the program will leverage the resources of the two agencies and expand the scope and magnitude of USG-supported capital projects in target countries.

Financing would be done through a Mixed Credit. A mixed credit would consist of a USAID grant of a minimum of 35% of project costs for lower middle income countries (80% for upper middle income countries), with the remainder supported by an EXIM loan guarantee. Projects would largely originate from USAID mssions; EXIM would arrange the financing package.

Lower middle income countries are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Morocco, Namibia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent, Thailand, Turkmenistan, and Yugoslavia. Upper middle income countries are Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Croatia, Lebanon, Panama, St. Lucia, Turkey, and Venezuela. The list and categorization of eligible countries may change annually

For more information on the USAID-EXIM financing program, contact the relevant USAID Country Desk Officer, the USAID Mission in-country, or EXIM.

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Asian Development Bank
Fighting Poverty in Asia and the Pacific

Asian Development Bank Technical Assistance Projects

Geothermal companies and consultants may be interested in the following three Asian Development Bank (ADB) technical assistance (TA) projects. For more information, contact the relevant ADB project officer or in-country Commercial Officer.

The ADB selects a consultant for a TA grant based on its prior Expression of Interest (EOI). An EOI can be transmitted online through the ADB website. Firms may opt to send a hardcopy follow-up EOI addressed to Mr. S. Thuraisingham, Director, Consulting Services Division, with a copy to the ADB Project Officer. The EOI should relate a firm's experience and expertise to the ADB project. It is important for a U.S. firm to emphasize its similar project experience in the country or in a similar geographic area rather than presenting a general profile of its consulting activities. A separate EOI should be submitted for each project. The project name indicated in the EOI should exactly match that listed in the ADB Business Opportunities publication to avoid confusion.

To be considered for employment, consultants must first register on the ADB s Data on Consulting Firms (DACON) and Data on Individual Consultants (DICON) Systems. EOIs will not be accepted otherwise. DACON and DICON registration can be done online on ADB's Consulting Services webpage.

CHINA

Renewable Energy Development Sector Project

Project No.: PRC32126-02
Executing Agency: To be determined.
Contact: To be determined.
Technical Assistance
Amount:
US$ 600,000
Objectives and Scope: The TA Project aims to (i) provide electricity to the poor through environment-friendly sources; and (ii) help improve the market-based policy environment to promote renewable energy in rural Inner Mongolia, Sichuan, and Shaanxi.
Consulting Services: Consulting Services yet to be determined.
Recruitment of Consultants: Requirements for Consulting Services to be completed during Fact-finding mission.
Project Processing Stage: Fact-finding to be scheduled.
Project Officer: Edu H. Hassing,
Infrastructure Division, ECRD
Tel.: (632) 632-6385
In-country Commercial Officer: Thomas Boam,
Senior Commercial Officer,
American Embassy, Beijing
Email: Thomas.Boam@mail.doc. gov

PHILIPPINES

Renewable Energy and Livelihood Development for the Poor in
Negros Occidental

Project No.: PH137267-01
Executing Agency: Department of Energy,
Energy Center,
Merritt Road, Fort Bonifacio,
Taguig, Metro Manila
Contact: Mr. Chrysanthus S. Heruela
Tel: (632) 840-2173
Fax: (632) 840-1401
Email: cheruela@doe.gov.ph
Technical Assistance
Amount:
US$ 1.5 million
Objectives and Scope: The overall goal of the Project is to achieve poverty reduction through the provision and efficient use of sustainable renewable energy supply in support of promoting livelihood systems for poor local communicates in off-grid areas of the Philippines within the framework of public-private-civil society partnership.
Consulting Services: Consulting Services for 48 man-months is required for implementation, management, and progress monitoring of the project for 4-year implementation.
Recruitment of Consultants: The PPRM will be recruited through direct selection.
Project Processing Stage: SRC Completed: 11 Jun 2003
Project Officer: Xinning Jia
Infrastructure Division, SERD
Tel.: (632) 632-6429
In-country Commercial Officer: David Fulton,
Senior Commercial Officer,
American Embassy, Manila
Email: David.Fulton@mail.doc.gov

PHILIPPINES

Rehabilitation and Renewable Energy Projects for Rural Electrification and Livelihood Development

Project No.: PH136561-0l
Executing Agency: Department of Energy
Contact: Mr M. Marasigan,
Energy Utilization Management Bureau
Email: mmarasig@doe.gov.ph
Technical Assistance
Amount:
US$ 450,000
Objectives and Scope: The objective of the proposed projects is to electrify one selected barangay using NRE and develop livelihood projects for the rural households. By linking livelihood/rural community development programs and barangay electrification, the project is designed to ensure affordability and sustainability of rural electrification and to use electrification as the main engine for rural poverty alleviation. The Project will provide electricity access to rural poor households in a selected region using renewable energy and develop livelihood projects using electricity.
Consulting Services: Consulting Services yet to be determined.
Recruitment of Consultants: Requirements for Consulting Services to be completed during Fact-finding mission.
Project Processing Stage: Fact-finding mission completed: 13 June 2003
Project Officer: Zhai Yongping;
Infrastructure Division, SFRD
Tel.: (63-2) 632-6476
In-country Commercial Officer: David Fulton,
Senior Commercial Officer,
American Embassy, Manila
Email: David.Fulton@mail.doc.gov

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Africa

  • The International Geothermal Association (IGA) Email Discussion Group recently received an inquiry from Yvon A. Resplandy of the Private Sector Department (OPSD) of the African Development Bank (AfDB). According to the email, the AfDB is "very much interested to contribute to the development of the geothermal energy in Africa through the provision of appropriate financial resources." Resplandy specifically would like to identify geothermal projects in Africa which offer a potential for rapid development; and to identify IGA members who are interested in developing geothermal projects in Africa. For more information, contact Yvon A. Resplandy at:
    Private Sector Department
    African Development Bank
    Angle des trois rues: Avenue du Ghana, Rue Pierre de Coubertin et Rue Hedi Nouira
    BP 323
    1002 Tunis Belvédère, Tunisie
    Tel: (216) 71-830-909 or (216) 71-850-270, ext. 258
    Fax: (216) 71-834-178
    Email: y.resplandy@afdb.org

Canada

  • The Meager Creek geothermal project is moving forward. According to Kenneth MacLeod, president and CEO for North Pacific GeoPower Corp., "To date, 19 core holes have been drilled and the four production-sized confirmation wells, the same size and diameter as an oil well, are in place. We're currently a year and a half away from finishing the feasibility study—the product and resource definitions to determine commercial viability. After that, all things being equal, the environmental review and hopefully construction (of the power plant) will commence." Once phase three is completed, there will be a series of public hearings before the project goes to the provincial government for final approval. Depending on the size and type of electric power plant to be built, the capital cost is estimated at US$ 300 million (Source: Whistler Printing & Publishing Ltd., "Geothermal power project first of its kind in Canada" by Amy Fendley, 27 June 2003).

El Salvador

  • According to the 16 June edition of El Diario de Hoy, Enel Green Power and GESAL will drill 10 new wells in the Berlin field. Drilling is scheduled to begin 5 July and be completed between December 2003 and March 2004. If successful, the new wells will supply steam to a third 28 -MWe power unit at Berlin (Source: Marcelo Lippmann, E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, at MJLippmann@lbl.gov).
  • Geotermica Salvadoreña (GESAL) recently changed its name to LAGEO to indicate that the company is not restricted to El Salvador and geothermal. "LA" stands for "Latino America" and "GEO" for Earth (Source: Marcelo Lippmann, E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, at MJLippmann@lbl.gov).

Europe

  • More than 150 delegates from 80 countries participated in the "Johannesburg Renewable Energy Coalition" (JREC) ministerial-level conference in Brussels, Belgium on 4 June. The outcome of the conference is a set of strategic priorities that the JREC will pursue, including strengthening financial instruments which promote renewable energy, and developing a road map to outline the Coalition's activities up to next year's World Conference on Renewables in Bonn. Said Environment Commissioner Margot Wallström, who chaired the conference, "This conference has high-lighted once again that renewable energy is at the heart of sustainable development and that it can contribute to reducing poverty in developing countries." JREC was founded by the European Union at last year's World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. The EU currently has 6% renewables in its energy mix;. It has set a target of 12% of gross national energy consumption and 22% of electricity generation to come from renewables by 2010.
  • The Group of Eight issued a communique after the 11 June summit in Evian, France, promising to "stimulate fundamental research in renewable energies, such as solar photovoltaics, off-shore wind energy, next generation wind turbines, wave/tidal and geothermal, biomass" and to "work towards making renewable energy technologies more price competitive." The G8 will collaborate on sharing research and deployment of emerging renewables and will participate in the International Conference on Renewable Energies next spring in Germany. The Science and Technology for Sustainable Development G8 Action Plan is available online
  • National and EU governments play a crucial role in making green energy economically viable. So far, EU governments have not shown the level of commitment to the green energy sector that would encourage large-scale investment in green power generation projects. Nevertheless, there are a number of options open to suppliers for boosting their green energy sales, even within the current constraints. "Opportunities for Green Energy Supply in Europe," published by Datamonitor in June 2003, assesses the market potential of supplying green power to Europe's major energy users and explores the key barriers and drivers in this sector. Price: US$ 1,637.
  • "Green Energy in Europe: Strategic Prospects to 2010," written by Ecofys BV. and published in August 2002 by Reuters Business Insight, evaluates the current European green energy market and identifies the main areas for growth and development to 2010. Focusing on the impact of new policies and the key issues such as certification and labeling, the report provides detailed country profiles, examines the key players' strategies, assesses the potential for each renewable technology and provides actionable recommendations for success in this rapidly expanding and evolving market. Price: US$ 1,140.

Germany

  • The first German electric kilowatt from a geothermal source will be produced by November 2003 at the district heating plant in Neustadt-Glewe. The 200-kWe binary plant will use 98°C waters from a 2,200-meter deep well. Triggered by the 2000 Renewable Energy Law (REL)whose objective is to double the share of renewable energy in the electricity market from 5% to 10% by 2010, several other geothermal projects, including those using Hot Dry Rock, are underway. The REL sets specific tariffs for each renewable energy technology based on its real cost. Electricity from geothermal power plants would receive US$ 8¢-10¢/kWh (Sources: Dr. Martin Kaltschmitt, Institute for Energy and Environment, at kaltschmitt@ife-le.de, and Marcelo Lippmann, E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, at MJLippmann@lbl.gov.)

Hungary

  • The IGA Email Discussion Group recently received a request for a potential business partner for a geothermal project in Hungary. According to Eva Spielmann, two potential geothermal wells were discovered on her client's property in 1991. Experts state that the wells can produce 1,800-2,000 cubic meters/day water for 21 years. Total energy production may be 120 MWe. In addition to electricity, the wells may produce compressed air, salt, mineral and distilled water, and irrigation water. The client has completed all licensing and has a business plan. He is looking for an investor. He has contacted local banks but there was no real interest. For more information, contact Ms. Spielmann, Attorney at Law, Tel/Fax: (+36 1) 302 3120, or Email at spielmann@euroweb.hu.

Indonesia

  • Landslides caused by heavy rain resulted in rolling blackouts in Eastern Java in late May. Four plants including the Gunung Salak geothermal power plant in West Java, were damaged. PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) said the supply disruption was only temporary and was due to "technical" problems at the plants concerned.
  • Unocal announced on 7 July that it will sell the Sarulla geothermal project to Indonesian state power firm PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) for US$ 60 million. The project, which was postponed in 1998 due to the Asian financial crisis, completely stalled when Unocal and PLN could not agree on the electricity price. Unocal offered 6.1¢/kWh; PLN did not want to pay more than 5¢/kWh. PLN might begin by building a 60-MWe plant as a first step and gradually increase the capacity to 330 MWe. PLN chief Eddie Widiono said the utility would seek other investors to develop the project. The sale is scheduled to close in September.

New Zealand

  • Developing more renewable energy generation will help New Zealand meet its target under the Kyoto Protocol, said Energy Minister Pete Hodgson in an address to the Electricity Engineers' Association of NZ on 20 June. According to the minister, "The bulk of new investment in ordinary generation over the next 20 years is expected to go into renewables, simply because they are increasingly economic. There will be significant new wind, geothermal and hydro generation. Some combined cycle gas plant and cogeneration will be part of the mix, but the dominance of renewable energy will ensure continued progress, overall, towards environmental sustainability." At current growth rates, New Zealand must add 150 MW a year of new generating capacity.

North America

  • Canada's environment minister David Anderson, Mexican environment and natural resources secretary Victor Lichtinger, and Christine Todd Whitman, then-administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, expressed their "strong interest in pursuing increased development of renewable energy throughout North America" at the tenth regular meeting of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) held in Washington, D.C. 25 June. The CEC was established by the three countries to implement the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation. The CEC Ministerial Statement is available in PDF format.

Philippines

  • National Power Corp. (Napocor) will use a US$ 18.9-million (P1-billion) credit line from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) to rehabilitate the Tiwi and Makiling-Banahaw (Makban) geothermal facilities. In addition, the firm has secured a loan of US$ 37.4 million (¥4.41 billion) for Tiwi, and US$ 28 million (¥3.3 billion) and an additional $7.72 million for Makban. Napocor and Philippine Geothermal Inc. (PGI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Unocal, operate both facilities. Despite an installed capacity of 330 MWe, Tiwi is currently only producing 100 MWe. Marubeni-Toshiba Corp. has the contract to rehabilitate Tiwi.
  • Unit 1 of the Makban geothermal facility was shut down 30 June. Three more units will be shut down in July and August. After the rehabilitation, the plant will produce its full installed capacity of 420 MWe, up from its current 300 MWe, and operate at 90% capacity. Mitsubishi of Japan will receive the contract for additional work in October. Procurement, manufacturing and delivery of the equipment for the additional works will be completed by August 2004. The project is expected to be finished by January 2005.
  • PNOC-Energy Development Corp. (PNOC-EDC) has signed an agreement with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) for a US$ 26-million (P1.4-billion) term loan to finance the development of the 20 MW Palinpinon optimization project in Nasuji, Negros Oriental. Construction will begin in June 2004; commercial operation is scheduled for December 2005. The loan from DBP is sourced from Phase II of the Environmental Infrastructure Support Credit Program which is financed by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).
  • Besides Palinpinon, PNOC-EDC is also working on the optimization of another 20 MW in the Mindanao geothermal project in North Cotabato and 40 MW in Tanawon, Sorsogon. In addition, the state-owned firm is exploring for an additional 40 MW to 100 MW of geothermal energy in Mount Cabalian, San Juan, Southern Leyte to support the Visayas grid.
  • On 15 June, heavily armed men believed to be communist rebels attacked a state-run geothermal plant in Leyte province, burning the firm's heavy equipment and carting away valuable property. According to police reports, about 50 alleged members of the New People's Army (NPA) raided the Philippine National Oil Corp. geothermal plant near the Kananga town (Source: Agence France-Presse, 16 June 2003).

United States

  • On 20 June, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, while it "empathize[d] with the district court and share[d] its frustrations at the acts of Pertamina and its counsel," vacated a lower court ruling that Pertamina could not take its US$ 261-million arbitration dispute with U.S.-based Karaha Bodas LLC to the Indonesian courts. The dispute arose after the Indonesian government suspended two contracts to build a 210-MWe geothermal plant in West Java. Karaha Bodas, controlled by Florida-based FPL Group Inc. A Swiss arbitration panel awarded Karaha US$ 261 million in December 2000. Pertamina subsequently appealed the award in Texas federal court and filed an action in the Central Jakarta District Court. For the view from White & Case, which represents the Indonesia Ministry of Finance, see "Arbitral Terrorism" by Michal D. Goldhaber.
  • The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) website now contains data on existing and developing geothermal power plants in the United States. Data is grouped by state and includes the plant's owner, location, start year, type of plant, number of units, name plate capacity (MW), annual average gross capacity (MW), annual average net capacity (MW), zip code, unique information, a photograph of the facility, and contact information. Project developers can add their projects to the online database by contacting Julia Watkins, GEA at Tel: (202) 454-5261 or Email: research@geo-energy.org, or by completing and submitting the form available from the GEA website.
  • Electricity from solar, wind, geothermal, and other renewable sources will double in the next ten years, says a report from Navigant Consulting. Funded by utilities in the U.S. and Canada, the study predicts that the global renewable energy industry will have annual sales of US$ 35 billion by 2013, up from the current US$ 17 billion. Wind and biomass will comprise 85% of new capacity. The study concluded that guaranteed long-term government commitment to provide incentives is critical to successful market development. The 50-page public study is available in PDF format on Navigant's website.

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Upcoming Events

July October
August November
September December
 
2004 2005

14-18 July
Website: Cities on Volcanoes 3
Hilo, HI

14-19 July
Website: Business Development Mission
Sofia, Bulgaria and Bucharest, Romania
Led by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Samuel Bodman and Assistant Secretaries Maria Cino (U.S. Commercial Service) and William Lash (Market Access and Compliance), the mission will offer U.S. businesses a unique forum in which to explore business partnerships.

21-25 July
Website: National Conference of State Legislatures Annual Meeting & Exhibition
San Francisco, CA

21-25 July
Electric Power Mission to Vietnam and Thailand
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Bangkok, Thailand
Email: Andrew R. Collier, Project Manager, Major Energy Projects Energy Division, U.S. Department of Commerce
The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Environment, and Materials, or a designee, will lead the electric power trade mission. The mission will include representatives of 8-15 U.S. electric power companies and equipment manufacturers interested in entering or expanding their presence in the two countries. The application deadline is 15 April.

28-29 July
Website: 4th Annual Financing Latin American Power Projects
Miami, FL

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7-8 August
Website: Southwest Renewable Energy Conference
Flagstaff, AZ

8-10 August
Website: Southwest Renewable Energy Fair
Flagstaff. AZ
The Energy Fair coincides with the Southwest Renewable Energy Conference that will address national, tribal, state, and regional energy issues.

17-20 August
Website: Energy 2003 - Real World, Real Solutions
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Attendees include Federal, state, local and private sector energy managers, procurement officials, engineers and architects, energy service companies, transportation officials, utilities, and others involved in energy management around the country. Energy 2003 is your opportunity to learn about the latest cost-effective energy-saving, renewable energy, and water efficiency products and equipment. By applying the products, equipment, and services demonstrated at Energy 2003, you can improve the comfort, security, productivity and reliability of your facility and employees.

18-21 August
Website: Project Finance Workshop
New York, NY

20-22 August
Website: International Energy Program Evaluation Conference
Website: Call for Abstracts
Seattle, WA
Since 1984, the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference has represented excellence in the field of evaluating public and privately sponsored energy programs, products, and services. Conference proceedings are routinely used to improve program performance or to support the design and development of new energy services.

25-29 August
Website: Penrose Conference—Plume IV: Beyond the Plume Hypothesis
Hveragerdi, Iceland

26-28 August
Website: Mining Energy Solutions Conference
Elko, NV
The conference will bring together leaders and innovators in mining, energy efficiency, and energy supply. Hosted by the Department of Energy, Mining Industries of the Future, the Nevada Office of Industries of the Future, and several other Statewide organizations, this event will offer seminars led by industry experts who will present innovative mining technologies and energy solutions. Energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy infrastructure solutions to mining's current energy challenges will be presented.

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31 August-4 September
Website: 9th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
Prague, Czech Republic

1-4 September
Website: International Geophysical Conference & Exhibition
Moscow, Russia

3-4 September NEW
Website: Indian Energy Solutions 2003
and American Spirit Award Dinner
San Diego, CA

7-11 September
EURO-Conference on Rock Physics and Geomechanics:
Micromechanics, Flow, and Chemical Reactions
Kijkduin, The Netherlands
Contact: H.H.M.Zwiers at h.h.m.zwiers@citg.tudelft.nl

9 September
GeoPowering the West State Summit
Boise, ID
Contact: Gordon Bloomquist at BloomquistR@energy.wsu.edu

10 September
Direct Use Workshop
Boise, ID
Sponsored by the Idaho Geothermal Working Group
Contact: Bob Neilson at RMN@inel.gov

11 September
Idaho Geothermal Working Group Meeting
Boise, ID
Contact: Gerry Galinato at ggalinat@idwr.state.id.us

11-13 September
Website: Short Course in Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland

13-16 September
Website: Western Governors' Association Annual Meeting
Big Sky, MT

14-17 September
Website: International Geothermal Conference: "Multiple Integrated Use of Geothermal Resources"
Reykjavik, Iceland

14-17 September
Renewable Energy Symposium and Exhibition
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: Dr. Samirah Abdul Rahman, Conference Secretariat at samir086@salam.uitm.edu.my

15-16 September NEW
Website: Power Mart '03: New Game. New Rules.
Houston, TX

15-19 September
Website: Preparing and Documenting Environmental Impact Analyses
Duke University
Durham, NC

17-18 September
Website: West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC)
San Diego, CA

18 September
Arizona State Geothermal Working Group Meeting
Phoenix. AZ
Contact: Amanda Ormond at asormond@msn.com

18-19 September NEW
Website: Renewable Energy in Latin America & Pre-conference Workshops
Miami, FL

20-22 September NEW
Website: World Bank Group 2003 Annual Meeting Program Seminars
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

22-26 September
Website: 7th International Conference on Gas Geochemistry
Freiberg, Germany

23-24 September NEW
Website: World Bank Group 2003 Annual Meetings
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

24-27 September
Website: Structures in the Continental Crust and Geothermal Resources
Siena, Italy
The meeting will promote a comparison among the different structural settings of geothermal systems in various parts of the world, and encourage a multi-disciplinary approach (e.g., rheology, magmatism, modeling, seismic, structural, geology, etc.) to the study of geothermal areas.

25 September-1 October
Email: SITH2003 / Société Internationale des Techniques Hydrothermales
Beppu, Japan

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1-3 October
Website: Sustainable Energy Expo & Conference
Los Angeles, CA

1-4 October
Website: Electric Indonesia Series 2003
Jakarta, Indonesia

6-9 October
Website: 1st North Africa/Mediterranean Petroleum & Geosciences Conference and Exhibition
Tunis, Tunisia

9-10 October NEW
6th Annual Business Opportunities Seminar with the Multilateral Development Banks
San Antonio, TX
Cost: $145.00
Contact: Gina Ochoa at the Free Trade Alliance San Antonio, Tel: (210) 229-9036, Fax: (210) 229-9724, or Email at ggochoa@freetradealliance.org
This seminar, designed for contractors, suppliers and consultants, will focus on procurement and contracting opportunities with the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the North American Development Bank, and the World Bank.

10-12 October
2003 Shanghai International Expo on Renewable Energies
Shanghai, P.R. China
Contact: weszhou@online.sh.cn


12-15 October
Website: Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) 2003 Annual Meeting:
"International Collaboration for Geothermal Energy in the Americas"
Held in conjunction with the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE)
Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico

14-16 October
Website: 51st Annual Energy Information Technology Conference
Tampa, FL

21-23 October
Website: Sustainable Energy 2003
Energy Efficiency Expo 2003
Environmental Solutions Expo 2003
London, United Kingdom

27-28 October
Website: 7th Annual Mexican Energy
Houston, TX

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3-7 November
Website: Implementation of NEPA on Federal Lands and Facilities
Duke University
Durham, NC

12-13 November
Website: Fachkongress Geothermischer Strom-Start in eine neue Energiezukunft
Neustadt-Glewe, Germany

17-18 November
Website: 5th Annual Financing U.S. Power Projects
TBD

18-19 November
Website: Sustainable Energy Asia
Energy Efficiency Asia
Singapore

26-28 November
Energy Solution WORLD 2003
Held in conjunction with JETRO Environment Japan 2003
Chiba, Japan
Contact: Aaron Held at aaron.held@mail.doc.gov, or Kenji Kobayashi at kkobayashi@usaexports-jp.com
Commercial Specialists, U.S. Embassy, Tokyo

7-11 December
Website: Fourth International Conference on Fluid and Thermal Energy Conversion
Bali, Indonesia

8-10 December NEW
Website: 14th Annual National Energy Services Conference and Exposition
New Orleans, LA

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2004
29-30 January 2004
Website: 4th Annual Caribbean Energy
Miami, FL

16-19 February
Website: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Conference and Exhibition:
"Growth Through Innovation"
Adelaide, Australia
Growth of reserves, corporate growth, professional growth—all are underpinned by innovation. From von Wrede’s use of variation in the magnetic field to discover ores in the early 1900s to the development of modern day high-resolution aeromagnetic surveys; from seismic refraction profiles over Gulf Coast salt domes in the 1920s to today's time lapse 3-D seismic surveys over offshore fields—innovation in exploration geophysics delivers growth.

1-3 March
Website: POWER-GEN Renewable Energy
Las Vegas, NV
Abstracts due 1 August 2003.

20-28 August
Website: 32nd International Geological Congress
Florence, Italy

28 August-3 September
Website: World Renewable Energy Congress VIII
Denver, CO
The World Renewable Energy Congress is the world's premiere conference on renewable energy. Held every two years, the Congress provides an international forum that attracts more than 800 delegates from over 100 countries. Abstracts will be accepted until 30 November 2003.

5-9 September
Website: 19th World Energy Congress
Sydney, Australia
The deadline for submission of abstracts for Paper and Poster proposals is 1 October 2003.

2005
24-29 April 2005
Website: World Geothermal Congress 2005
Antalya, Turkey
Abstracts due: December 2003
Draft papers due: May 2004
Final papers due: November 2004

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