IGA News

Stakeholder meeting on the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) at the WGC

We will bring stakeholders together to discuss the GGA in Melbourne.

Six IGA Academy Short Courses are offered at the WGC in Melbourne

Registration is still open for the six IGA Academy short courses prior and after the WGC.

Donors Forum on Tue 21 April

On Tue 21 April a geothermal donors forum is organized in Melbourne at the WGC.

IGA 25th Anniversary Celebration & IGA Members Meeting

IGA members are invited to join us and celebrate on 23 April in Melbourne.

IGA offers matchmaking with international development partners at WGC 2015

On Wednesday morning, 22 April 2015 the IGA offers project developers/ investors a matchmaking event with international financial development partners.

Best Practices Guide for Geothermal Exploration

The Best Practices Guide was revised and is now more comprehensive. It is available for download.

IGA Best Paper Award—call for nominations

This is the second year that IGA will offer the IGA Best Paper Award to successful candidates. Nominations are welcome from IGA members and will be evaluated by an award evaluation committee authorized by IGA. Submission deadline: Friday, 27 February 2015

IGA Ph.D. Student Research Grant—call for applications

The IGA offers financial support to exceptional PhD research in geothermal energy topics. The submission deadline is Friday, 27 February 2015.

5th IRENA General Assembly: Renewable power - cheap as never before & IGA was there

IRENA states that power generation from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies

Fellowships available for WGC2015 Short Course

The IGA provides fellowships to cover travel costs for participants to attend the WGC2015 course 'Reducing Drilling Risk from Exploration to Field Management'.

IGA Members' login area created on IGA homepage

As IGA member you can now access further IGA material in the IGA members’ area.

Call for applications for IGA funds for educational events

We invite IGA members to apply for IGA support of educational events.

IGA Service Company (IGA SC) invites Expressions of Interest (EoI) for Technical Assistance Facility

IGA SC intends to place an offer to DFID and looks for a suitable project partner/ technical Consultants. We invite interested parties to submit an EoI to us until Tue 10 Dec. 2014.

Consultants needed Reporting Codes & Resource assessments

The IGA invites applications from suitable consultants until 24 Nov. 2014 on resources/ reserves assessments in specific countries/ regions.

Webinar of IRENA & 100% RE campaign

The IGA is a founding partner of the 100% Renewables Campaign. A webinar from the Campaign and IRENA can be viewed online.

Invitation to help develop a global classification scheme for geothermal resources

The IGA invites interested geothermal experts to define global geothermal standards and definitions. Individuals are invited to submit an Expression of Interest.

Iceland is host country of WGC2020

Iceland as winner of bidding process and Board vote.

IGA signs an MoU with UNECE

On 19.09.2014 the IGA signs an MoU with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe to develop a global classification system for geothermal resources.

Invitation to the IGA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 2014 AGM will be held in Strasbourg, France, on 24 October 2014, at 3 pm.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).