The election for the IGA Board of Directos started today, 30 June 2019 and will run until 30 September 2019.

We are proud to announce that following the Board’s decision on ensuring gender balance and equality almost 40% of current candidates are female. Click here to watch a video about nomination process.

You can vote for up to 25 of 50 candidates from 23 countries:

Abraham, SamLi, Kewen
Aguilera, PabloManzella, Adele
Ayling, BridgetMatsuda, Koji
Bignall, GregMatthiasdottir, Kristin Vala
Bjarnason, BjarniMeier, Peter
Blair, AndyMorata, Diego
Brogle, SylvainOlivar, Maria Victoria M.
Brotheridge, JaneOmenda, Peter
Capuano, LouisOyama, Hiroshi
Caranto, Joeffrey A.Prieto, Angela
Casimiro Espinoza, EmigdioRotich, Abel
Chandrasekhar, VarunSabin, Andy
Darma, SuryaSangin, Sepehr
Falcone, GioiaSchmidlee, Virginie
Guglielmetti, LucaSiratovich, Paul
Hajto, MarekSuryantini, Ninik
Harskamp, BobSvalova, Valentina
Hillbrand, GudrunSzita, Gabor
Huenges, ErnstTingshan, Tian
Izquierdo-Montalvo, GeorginaUtami, Pri
Jahrfeld, ThomasVerdoya, Massimo
Jalilinasrabady, SaeidWielenga, Jelle
Kaya, EylemWissing, Lothar
Kiryukhin, AlexeyYasukawa, Kasumi
Letvin, Amelia IdaZemedkun, Meseret

Please cast your vote here:

If you are a member of an Affiliated Organization, please contact your coordinator and get your IGA ID (log-in & password) to be able to access the IGA Voting Platform.

If you are a corporate, institutional or individual member, you will receive your login credentials from the IGA Team.

Special deals for early birds and students at prestigious geothermal energy event

(Palm Springs, California, USA)  Registration is now open for the biggest annual geothermal energy event of the year. The GRC Annual Meeting & Expowill bring together geothermal companies, academics, financiers, policy leaders, students, and other individuals to attend or exhibit at the event, to be held September 15-18 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

Early birds who register before July 31 pay only $980 as Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) members or $1,180 if non-members. The non-member registration includes GRC membership through 2020. Students with a current identification card from an accredited institution pay just $150 which also includes GRC membership through 2020.

Registration is available from the GRC website at A Program complete with a Registration Form is available to view and download. However, the GRC recommends online registration through a secured connection. The link is available on the front page of the GRC website at

The REN21 Renewables 2019 Global Status Report is now available online! It gives a comprehensive overview of the state of renewable energy. The report confirms that for the fourth consecutive year, more renewable power capacity was installed than fossil fuel and nuclear power combined

We would like to thank Rana Adib, REN21 Executive Secretary, for giving us the opportunity to be the first one to explore the Global Status Report and organizing the webinar on the ‘Global Renewable Energy Transition: Who is leading?”.

Read the full report here:

Dear Geothermal Friends,

This year the International Geothermal Association is continuing the tradition of the Annual Photo Contest, but… in a different format!

First, as usual, we are awaiting a photo or a video (!) from you showcasing spectacular geothermal vistas, sites with extraordinary technical set ups and pretty landscapes including geothermal manifestations.

Second, we also want you to write a short pitch (200 words max.) for geothermal that is somehow connected to the photo you are sending. Feel free to write it in your native language and let your imagination run wild.

Third, don’t forget to include the following important information:
• Name and surname of the photographer
• Title of the picture/ video + location
• A permission statement to use your photo/ video

The prize? The winner of the best photo/ video and pitch will get a full ticket to the WGC 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland!

Please send your Photos by 17. August 2019 to:

Show us what geothermal energy is for you and good luck!

In what will become an annual, global event, REnew Day is a personal expression of support for a sustainanble future.
Hosted by the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform and Ruslana, the event enjoys the broad support of the renewable energy community. Add your personal support – join us in Bonn!
  • When: 22.06.2019
  • Where: UN Campus Bonn

We express our thanks to the The University of Auckland and our New Zealand Board Member – Sadiq Zarrouk for inviting the IGA Board to this wonderful country. We are already looking forward to the visit.

If you happen to be in Auckland on 28-29 November 2019 we invite You – Our Member – to come and join us for our Annual General Meeting, which is open to our membership. Meet our Board Members, get involved in the talks and celebrate #lovegeothermal with us.

Prior to the Board Meeting, on 25-27 November 2019, the New Zealand Workshop will take place. Don’t miss your opportunity and register now with big discounts here:

At the IGA Board Meeting #70 in Budapest, Hungary hosted by the president of the Hungarian Geothermal Association, Mr Gábor Szita, the IGA Board of Directors has reviewed our activities in 2018 resulting in our first annual report, our financial budget for 2019 and the IGA work programme 2019 – 2021. Our financial situation has improved significantly over the past years with our focus on membership growth and the launch of our new corporate membership categories. The Board thanked the clear and effective leadership from the President of the IGA, Alexander Richter, and his executive committee, and is grateful for the new operational headquarter offered by the city of Bonn. The Board is keen to focus the IGA work programme on creating value for the geothermal community by being a platform of choice for the geothermal sector by offering:

  • Up-to-date high-quality data
  • Technology transfer – be the to go to platform for all matters geothermal
  • Connect people and show projects at world-class events
  • Promote UNFC geothermal specification through a global deployment programme
  • Build capacity and raise awareness of geothermal as a key renewable energy technology in the future energy mix

Another highlight is the signoff of 51 candidates to the ballot sheet for IGA BoD term 2020-2023 with a whopping 40% female candidacy (click here to watch a video about nomination process). The election will start on 30 June and will run until 30 September.

This time we had the honour of having Michal Kruszewski with us who presented on the topic of ‘The Developments and Challenges of Deep (High-Temperature) Geothermal Drilling and Well Completion Technology’.

Besides the formal activities during the Board meeting, the Hungarian Association showed their very kind hospitality by offering a splendid social programme including wine tasting (with wines from all over the world brought by IGA board members), music and dancing, a tour through Budapest with dinner on the Danube, and a very nice geothermal site visit to the city of Veresegyház where we were hosted by the mayor who showed us the wells, district heating system and many applications such as the local swimming pool, the music hall and a greenhouse entrepreneur producing michelin star tomatoes.

On behalf of the IGA, we thank IGA Board member Gábor Szita, his wife and all colleagues who were involved in organising the entire visit for being superhosts.

It gives you an overview on all our activities and important numbers. Please find the report here: IGA Annual Report 2019

Comprehensive overview of well testing methodologies and data analysis for the behavior assessment of reservoirs for geothermal and enhanced geothermal energy systems (EGS)

Order now:
and use discount code ENER319 for 30% off!

The book was few years in the making and I am sure it will be a new significant contribution to the industry. It is very applied and covers all technical aspects of the geothermal well.

Sadiq Zarrouk, Author

Innovation and the Future of Geothermal in a Low Carbon World

Each year, the Workshop brings the Geothermal community together to explore the latest challenges and opportunities and to drive the industry forward.  The 2019 Workshop will be held at the Owen G. Glenn Building, The University of Auckland.

41st Geothermal Workshop Key Dates:
17 May: Abstract Submission Open
28 Jun: Abstract Submission Deadline
01 Jul: Registration Open
01 Oct: Presenter Registration Deadline
15 Oct: Early Bird Registration Closes

25 – 27 Nov – 41st Geothermal Workshop!