Welcome to the website for WAGES, the West Australian Geothermal Energy Symposium to be held on the 2 & 3 April 2012 at the City West Function Centre, West Perth.
Geothermal energy offers a wide range of opportunities to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and associated greenhouse gas emissions.
Geothermal heat can be used to power large-scale electricity generation, but can also be used for much smaller scale projects.
The energy contained in geothermal waters can be used directly for space heating and air conditioning as well as a plethora of other residential and industrial applications that range from ice making and seawater desalination to heating swimming pools, thermal mineral springs bathing, prawn farms and green houses to name just a few.
Ground-source heat pumps use the earth’s thermal storage capability to drastically reduce the energy needed to heat, cool and provide hot water for buildings of all sizes; they have been declared the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean and cost-effective space conditioning systems available by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The West Australian Geothermal Energy Symposium will bring together scientists, technical experts, policy makers and potential end-users to promote and expand the understanding and utilisation of geothermal energy in Western Australia at all levels. The event will provide a forum to examine the technical, market and regulatory issues critical to the success of the industry and increase public awareness of the opportunities to use geothermal energy.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Jenny Archibald, Managing Director, GT Power Pty Ltd
Mark Ballesteros, Director, EarthConnect (chairman)
Tim Barling, Executive Director, Sustainable Energy Now, Inc.
Grant Bolton, Principal Consultant, Rockwater Pty Ltd
Adrian Larking, Director of Operations, GreenRock Energy Ltd
John Libby, Managing Director, New World Energy Limited
Mike Middleton, W.A. Department of Mines and Petroleum
Klaus Regenaur-Lieb, Director, W.A. Geothermal Centre of Excellence
Sean Webb, Business Manager, W.A. Geothermal Centre of Excellence