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NREL Staffer Helping to Design Geothermal Power Course at University of Nevada - Reno

September 3, 2010

NREL Geothermal team member and Colorado School of Mines (CSM) engineering professor, Masami Nakagawa, will be designing an eight-week intensive accredited course with other geothermal energy experts, which will be offered during the June 2011 – August 2011 summer semester at the University of Nevada – Reno. The course will cover all aspects of geothermal power, including:

  • Business development
  • Policy, permitting, and environmental regulations
  • Resource assessments and exploration
  • Reservoir engineering and management
  • Power plant design and construction
  • Direct-use applications.

The course will be offered for both undergraduate credit and post-baccalaureate graduate certification in geothermal energy. For industry professionals who do not need the intensive course, individual week modules will be offered for professional development.

Learn more about geothermal activities at the University of Nevada – Reno’s Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy.