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REN Alliance/IRENA Webinar on 1st July 2014, 12:00-13:30 GMT (updated)

The webinar topic: Sustainable technology integration towards 100% renewable energy – Case studies.

REN Alliance side event in Bonn, Germany

On 11 June the IGA as REN Alliance partner organizes a side event in Bonn.

REN21 Renewables Global Status Report 2014

On 4 June 2014 REN21 launched the Renewables Global Status Report at the UN hosted Sustainable Energy for All event in New York.

KfW position in Tanzania

The German development bank (KfW Entwicklungsbank) is looking for a (Senior) Program Officer Energy at the KfW office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

New Master in Geothermal Engineering at TU Clausthal

The TU Clausthal in collaboration with Sapienza University of Rome, Italy offers a 2-yr MSc in Geothermal Engineering starting in WS 2014-2015.

Course 'Diplomado de Especialización en Geotermia' in El Salvador

From 02 June - 07 November 2014 the Regional Geothermal Programme in El Salvador offers the training course 'Diplomado de Especialización en Geotermia' in El Salvador.

IGA Best Paper Award & IGA PhD Student Research Grant 2014

The IGA is pleased to announce that two papers have been selected to receive the IGA Best Paper Award for 2014. Also, two proposals were selected to receive the IGA PhD Student Research Grant for 2014.

Short course outlines for WGC2015

The IGA offers 4 pre-conference short courses in Melbourne from 18-19 April 2015 and one post-conference short course from 26-28 April in New Zealand.

IGA Board meeting in Manila, Philippines from 20-24 March 2014

Over the last weekend the IGA Board of Directors met in Manila, Philippines.

Advertisement space offered on the IGA homepage

The IGA wishes to liaise more closely with the private sector and corporates. Advertisement space is now offered on the IGA homepage on the left side below the navigation bar.

Fukushima 100% RE by 2040

In Fukushima the prefecture announced on 31.01.2014 that they wish to be entirely self-sufficient by using using only renewables by 2040.

United Nations University - Vacancy Announcement

Content Development Consultant (Home Based)

IGA Ph.D. Student Research Grant

The IGA offers financial support to exceptional PhD research in geothermal energy topics. The submission deadline is 5 March 2014.

IGA Best Paper Award

The IGA recently established the IGA Best Paper Award. Nominations are received from IGA members and are evaluated by an IGA Committee. Submission deadline: 5 March 2014

World Geothermal Congress 2015 - Abstracts due January 31, 2014

The technical program committee of the WGC2015 would like to invite you to submit an abstract for the meeting. Abstract submissions will close on January 31, 2014.

PhD scholarship in Geothermal Reservoir Engineering at University of Auckland

Research topic “ Reinjection of Non Condensable Gases in Geothermal Reservoirs”

Call for applications for IGA funds for educational events

The IGA Education Committee would like to remind members who are considering holding short training courses in any aspect of geothermal energy that they can apply to the IGA for financial assistance to run the proposed courses.

5th European Geothermal PhD Day (EGPD)

Following the success of the last four European Geothermal PhD Day held in Potsdam, Reykjavik, Pisa and Szeged we are pleased to organize the next event in Darmstadt, Germany.

IGA at the COP19 in Warsaw, Poland

The IGA and four REN Alliance partners feature in a COP19 webcast.

IGA at the COP19 in Warsaw, Poland

On 18.11.2013 the IGA together with REN Alliance partners conducted a side event on 'The way to a 100% renewable energy future - The REN Alliance roadmap until 2035'

Launch Event of the IGA Academy

On 14th November 2013 the IGA announced the foundation of the geothermal learning centre, the IGA Academy. The IGA Academy will be established at the headquarters of the IGA under the roof of the International Geothermal Centre Bochum (GZB) in Germany and be managed by the IGA Service GmbH.

Call for EoI to host World Geothermal Congress 2020

The IGA asks interested geothermal associations for an Expressions of Interest to host the WGC 2020.

IFC-IGA Developer’s Workshops on Geothermal Exploration Best Practices in Izmir, Turkey from 18-20 Nov. 2013

The IGA Service Company will offer two developer's workshops and a field trip to Kizildere Geothermal power plant within the framework of its cooperation with the International Finance Cooperation (IFC). Workshop No 1 on 18 November 2013 focuses on Geology and Exploration Drilling, Workshop No 2 on 19 November 2013 will focus on Geophysics and Geochemistry. Workshop topics include geological plays, geothermal reservoir characteristics in Turkey, borehole geomechanics, well design, drilling technologies, seismic methods, resistivity surveying and electromagnetic methods, water-rock interaction, isotope and gas geochemistry of geothermal systems. The registration fee for all three events booked together is about 200 Euro. 

Open Access Journal Geothermal Energy Science (GtES)

Geothermal colleagues from around the world are kindly asked to send their manuscripts to GtES for online publication.

Invitation to the IGA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The IGA cordially invites you to its Annual General Meeting on Friday, 15th November 2013 at 16.00 hours at the IGA Headquarters at the International Geothermal Centre (GZB) in Bochum, Germany.

Job openings for Tendaho Project, Ethiopia (UNEP)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is looking for consultants (Tendaho, Ethiopia). Deadline for submission of application is 26th September 2013. More detailed information can be downloaded below.

Elections for the new IGA European Regional Branch Forum

Elections for the new IGA European Regional Branch Forum will be held in October this year. A call for nominations has been issued with a deadline of October 6. More details can be downloaded below.

The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility-Announcement of Pre-application Information Workshop for the Second Application Round

The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) would kindly invite interested project developers and project financiers to a pre-application information workshop considering financial support for geothermal projects in Eastern Africa.

IGA Members’ survey

The IGA continuously aims to improve their services for you. Please send us your comments and improvement suggestions in our members’ survey.

Geothermal classification workshop

On 14 Nov. 2013 the IGA ad hoc Resources & Reserves Committee conducts a workshop to standardise global terminology and classification systems.

Geothermal Resource Assessment of Silali Geothermal Field in Kenya

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is looking for geothermal consultants. Deadline for submission of application is 15 August 2013.

Launch of Internship platform

Our collaboration partner IRENA recently launched the internship platform IRELP. Feel free to add internship opportunities in your company.

New IGA Board of Directors for the period 2013-2016 elected

From 3rd of June until 13th July 2013 the members of the International Geothermal Association had the opportunity to vote the new IGA Board of Directors.

IFC report "Success of Geothermal Wells: A Global Study" published

In June 2013 the IFC published the report "Success of Geothermal Wells: A Global Study".

Renewables 2013 Global Status Report now available

REN21 recently launched the Renewables 2013 Global Status Report.

IGA moved to new site

The IGA headquarters now moved to a new site at the campus of the Bochum University of Applied Sciences.

IGA Annual General Meeting & IGA change-over Board meeting to be held in Bochum and Essen, Germany from 15-16 November 2013

The IGA Annual General Meeting will take place on 15/ 16 Nov. 2013. All IGA members are warmly welcome to attend the AGM.

New Regional Geothermal Office (RGO) established in Central America

Five partners recently joined efforts and established a regional office in El Salvador with the aim to promote geothermal projects.

IGA Board of Directors meeting held in Leh, India

The last IGA Board of Directors meeting took place from 30 April - 2 May 2013 in Leh, India.

Consulting on geothermal potential and fund set-up in Latin America

The KfW is looking for consulting services for a study. Deadline for submission of applications is 22 July 2013.

Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF)

The GRMF provides financial support to encourage public and private investors and Public Private Partnerships to develop geothermal power generation projects in East Africa. Their latest newsletter shows that a second application round starts in October 2013.

Training course in Deep Geothermal Systems: CAS DEEGEOSYS

The University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) has the pleasure to announce the opening of the registration for the 2nd edition of the training course in Deep Geothermal Systems: CAS DEEGEOSYS, which will begin on September 9, 2013.

IFC-IGA Launch Event Best Practice Guide

On 27 March 2013 the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) together with the International Geothermal Association (IGA) launched the Best Practice Guide GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION BEST PRACTICES: A GUIDE TO RESOURCE DATA COLLECTION, ANALYSIS, AND PRESENTATION FOR GEOTHERMAL PROJECTS in Istanbul, Turkey.

1st Workshop on the Geothermal Energy Initiative in Latin America

At the beginning of 2013 the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) together with the Latin America Energy Organization (OLADE) and the International Geothermal Association (IGA) decided to collaborate to promote geothermal energy in Latin America.

Vacancy announcement Professor for Reservoir Engineering & Petrophysics

The Bochum University of Applied Sciences (Germany) asks candidates to apply until 31 March 2013.

Webinar on the Renewables Global Futures Report 2013

On Wed 27 Feb. 2013 at 9:00pm UTC/GMT a webinar is conducted together with the lead author Eric Martinot.

Joint launch event Geothermal Best Practices

On 27 March 2013 the IFC and IGA Service Company will launch the IFC-IGA Geothermal Best Practice Guide in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants are invited to join the event.

IGA Participation at the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF)

From 12-13 Feb. the IGA attended two meetings of the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) at the German Ministry of Economics and Technology.

Bochum Graduate School offers 10 PhD positions in Germany

The newly founded Graduate School of the Bochum University of Applied Sciences and Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB) offer 10 PhD positions in the field of applied research on Enhanced Geothermal Energy Systems.

Signing of MoU between IGA & IRENA

On 17 January 2013 the IGA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).