IGA International Geothermal Association

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).

On 17 January 2013 the IGA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The signing ceremony took place in Abu Dhabi at the occasion of the World Future Energy Summit and Abu Dhabi International Renewable Energy Conference where the IGA had also organised a Geothermal Session. The MoU was signed by the President of the IGA, Roland Horne and the Director General of IRENA, Adnan Z. Amin. A first collaboration was started in five Andean countries aiming at promoting geothermal energy energy by advising decision makers, awareness raising and an identification of the current status and needs for geothermal energy development. Joint activities are training courses, workshops and advisory. A photo of the signing ceremony (1.8 MB) can be viewed. 
Speakers during the IGA Geothermal Session at the Abu Dhabi International Renewable Energy Conference (ADIREC) included Roland Horne (Stanford University, US) as session moderator, Surya Darma (Indonesian Director IGA), Albert Genter (Soutz Project, France), Agnes de Jesus (Energy Development Corporation, Philippines) and Ladislaus Rybach (GEOWATT AG, Switzerland). A photo of the session (1.7 MB) can be viewed online.