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Management Team

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Co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since March 2000, President of the Company since September 2011, and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since December 2003. Mr. Glaspey served from March 2000 until December 2004 as the President and Chief Executive Officer for the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V") listed U.S. Cobalt Inc. until the acquisition of Geo-Idaho in December 2003. He also served as a director and the Chief Executive Officer of Geo-Idaho from February 2002 until the acquisition of Geo-Idaho in December 2003. During his career in the mining industry, he has held operating positions with ASARCO, Earth Resources Company, Asamera Minerals, Atlanta Gold Corporation and Twin Gold Corporation. Mr. Glaspey has 38 years of operating and management experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Processing Engineering and an Associate of Science in Engineering Science. His experience includes public company financing and administration, production management, planning and directing resource exploration programs, preparing feasibility studies and environmental permitting. He has formed and served as an executive officer of several private resource development companies in the United States, including Drumlummon Gold Mines Corporation and Black Diamond Corporation. He is currently a director of TSX-V listed Thunder Mountain Gold, Inc., which is also quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board. Mr. Glaspey's qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his over 38 years of experience in the natural resource industry and his many years of senior management and director experience.

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Mr. Harriman, Boise, Idaho, has over 13 years of power plant management experience, and has 25 years of operations and maintenance experience in the power generation industry. Mr. Harriman was formerly the plant manager of two, ten megawatt cogeneration facilities for Black Hills Generation in southern Idaho, and worked previously at Calpine Corporation, Stewart and Stevenson, and Sithe Energies. He also spent eight years with Exxon Shipping, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
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Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company. He has served as the Company's controller since July 2003, and became CFO as of January 1, 2005. From July 2003 to December 2004, he also provided consulting services to Triumph Gold Corp. From 1998 to June 2003, Mr. Hawkley served as controller, director and treasurer of LB Industries. Mr. Hawkley has over 39 years of experience in all areas of accounting, finance and administration. He holds Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Accounting and Finance. He started his career as an internal auditor with Union Pacific Corporation and has held various accounting management positions in the oil and gas, truck leasing, mining and energy industries.
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Treasurer and Executive Vice President of the Company, a position he has held since September 2011. From January 2009 to May 2009, Mr. Zurkoff served as a financial consultant to the Company. He then served as the Vice President Finance of the Company from June 2009 until September 2011. Mr. Zurkoff served as CFO of Tamarack Resorts from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Zurkoff has over 25 years of experience in engineering, construction, and all phases of project development with an emphasis on project and corporate finance. Mr. Zurkoff holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Masters of Science in Groundwater Hydrology, and a Bachelor of Science in Geology. Mr. Zurkoff has held positions in Tamarack Resort (CFO), Process Technologies (CFO & COO), and Morrison Knudsen Corporation (now URS).
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Mr. Gilles currently serves as an Executive Advisor to the Company.  Mr. Gilles served as Chief Executive Officer from April 2013 to July 2017 and a director of the Company from September 2011 to July of 2017.  Mr. Gilles also currently serves as a Director and Executive Board Officer of the Geothermal Resource Council. Mr. Gilles is a senior executive with 30 years of experience in the management, operations, maintenance, engineering, construction and administration of power and petrochemical plants and their related facilities. Mr. Gilles' primary activities have included the identification, evaluation and acquisition of existing renewable projects or portfolios, as well as heading development of new green-field opportunities. During his 23 year career with Calpine Corporation as Senior Vice President, Mr. Gilles managed the Company's geothermal portfolio of 750 megawatts at the Geysers geothermal field where he was instrumental in consolidating the majority of the ownership interests into a single entity. Mr. Gilles was part of the expansion and growth of Calpine Corporation from the very first megawatt to what is now the largest independent power producer in the United States. Mr. Gilles holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Gilles' qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his over 35 years of experience in the energy industry and his many years of senior management and director experience.

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Mr. Kitz, Boise, Idaho, is a registered mechanical engineer who has worked exclusively in the geothermal industry since 1985. He has broad experience and responsibilities that have included PPA negotiation, resource development and optimization, power plant design, construction, and operation, drilling, and transmission. Before joining U.S. Geothermal in 2003, Mr. Kitz spent seven years in the Philippines working as an engineer and in engineering management on Unocal's projects. Mr. Kitz also worked in Indonesia and California on projects at Heber, the Geysers and Salton Sea.
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Mr. Cline, Boise, Idaho, is a registered professional Civil Engineer who has been involved in developing energy and water resources projects in the western U.S. since 1982. Since joining U.S. Geothermal in 2005, Mr. Cline has participated in the development, design and construction of all U.S. Geothermal power generating facilities. Prior to joining U.S. Geothermal, Mr. Cline was Manager of Engineering at Ida-West Energy Company, where he was instrumental in developing several hydroelectric and gas-fired generating facilities, and conducting due-diligence for several hydroelectric facility acquisitions. Prior to 1991, Mr. Cline worked for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Arizona where he was involved in engineering, contracting and construction of various water resources projects including major portions of the Central Arizona Project and Coolidge Dam.


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