Who we are
The International Geothermal Association (IGA) is the leading global platform on geothermal energy. With its four pillars Visibility, Sustainability, Partnerships and Authority, it is committed to push geothermal as a gamechanger for achieving Sustainable Development Goal #7 providing affordable, clean, baseload energy for all.
The IGA connects the Global Geothermal Community, serving as a hub for networking opportunities aimed at promoting and supporting global geothermal development. With industry partners the IGA sets standards, mature the technology agenda and nurture entrepreneurs engaged in clean technology.
Future global energy needs can be based on a 100% renewable energy mix, and at the IGA we are committed to make geothermal energy a significant part of that.
Encourage, facilitate and promote the development of geothermal resources, as well as innovative research in geothermal technologies, through visible and integrated position and representation of geothermal power, heat, geo-exchange, cooling and other uses of geothermal resources.
Why are we doing this?
We believe that geothermal represents an unlimited natural source of energy, which can play a significant role in meeting the world’s energy needs of the future. It is a renewable source that provides clean energy for a unique combination of purposes: power, heating and cooling, and direct uses. Geothermal is also unique in its ability to create additional revenue by offering multiple uses of the geothermal by-products such as health & beauty products, attract tourism and the increased interest in lithium production from geothermal brines. We are convinced that geothermal can serve as a bridge towards a sustainable future, supporting the transition from a fossil-fuel to a renewable-based economy.