IGAPress release – Bonn, December 4, 2019

The International Geothermal Association is pleased to announce that China will be the host of the World Geothermal Congress 2023.

The IGA Board has voted for China after careful evaluation of three bid books coming from China, Italy and Russia. The voting was done after presentations to the Board in Auckland, New Zealand on November 28, 2019. The Board sincerely thanks all three candidates for their commitment and interest in hosting the next World Geothermal Congress and appreciated the presentations of the bid book whilst convening in Auckland for Board meeting #71.

“The IGA is grateful for the great interest shown to host the World Geothermal Congress 2023 and congratulates China for its winning bid. With its commitment to utilise geothermal energy in its efforts on making cities smoke-free, China has seen an incredible growth in geothermal district heating capacity. With that it serves as a great example and showcase on the role of geothermal energy beyond electricity in direct use of geothermal resources for heating, both for businesses, residences and industrial use. We are looking forward to work with our Chinese counterparts on the 2023 World Geothermal Congress.”, so Alexander Richter, President of the IGA.

The IGA congratulates China and is aiming to finalise the contractual agreement between IGA and Host in the first Quarter of 2020. The signing ceremony between IGA and China will be organised at WGC2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Press contact: IGA Executive Director – Marit Brommer (marit@lovegeothermal.org)


Who are we: The International Geothermal Association (IGA) aims at being the leading world authority in matters concerning the research and development of geothermal energy by setting educational standards and offering worldwide energy solutions and in-house technical support, with special support for countries in early stages of geothermal development.
We connect the Global Geothermal Community, serving as a platform for networking opportunities aimed at promoting and supporting global geothermal development. We embody a wide variety of members ranging from academy to industry representatives.
Find us here: www.lovegeothermal.org
Our social media handles: @lovegeothermal

The availability of qualified personal is a bottleneck for the expansion of shallow geothermal energy in many countries. Specific knowledge for heating installers as well as for drilling staff or planners and designers. On November 19th, the training course approaches of the projects geo2spain, GSS-VET, Geozert and GeoTrainet have been presented at the Geothermiekongress Munich.

In “Vocational Education and Training in Europe: The GSS-VET Project” our Technical Director Gregor Rumberg reported about the latest project results, the implementation of innovative teaching methods, experiences from the international collaboration and a possible utilization on the German market.

The GSS-VET project combines and promotes Geothermal and Solar Skills in Vocational Education and Training. The training content is focused on technical skills, but also on transversal ones, including entrepreneurship, ICT, interdisciplinary skills and ability to work effectively with people from other disciplines. 40 trainers and 200 workers will directly be trained during the project’s lifetime, and thanks to the involvement of VET providers, sectorial organizations (including an EU umbrella), regional authorities and other associated partners, 2,500 workers will be trained by 2025. Read more about GSS-VET at http://gss-vet.eu

The organizing committee of European Geothermal PhD Days (EGPD)-2020 is excited to announce the 11th EGPD, which is going to be held for the first time in Turkey, with the hospitability of Pamukkale University in Denizli, Western Turkey.

The event will take place on 24th to 26th of February 2020 at the Geothermal Application and Research Center of the Pamukkale University. We are pleased to host EGPD in this district of Turkey where geothermal energy has been utilized in different ways since ancient times.

The Turkish geothermal energy market has seen an incredible growth in the last 10 years. The market continues to be one of the hottest geothermal markets in the world with its 1498 MWe installed capacity. During the organization, Turkey, a member of 1 GW Country Club, as host country will be our address to observe the reflections of industrial growth on academic studies, as well.

This year, we offer a unique chance to the participants to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Hierapolis-Pamukkale’ and an engineering excellence-awarded-geothermal power plant owned by Zorlu Energy.

EGPD is an organization which has proven its importance in a decade following its establishment. The three-day event traditionally starts with the oral presentations of key note speakers, introductions of each participant with 2 to 3 minutes of talk and poster sessions. It continues with an off-campus excursion to a geothermal energy related site on the last day. We are looking forward your valuable participation!

All participants must submit an abstract and present their projects as posters during the conference. You are welcome to register and submit the abstracts for your posters through the form on our website (http://www.pau.edu.tr/egpd2020/en ). If you have any questions or need any assistance, you can contact us at egpd2020@pau.edu.tr.

Looking forward to meeting you there!

In May 2020, the GFZ will host the Cermak7 conference:

7th International Meeting on Heat Flow and the Geothermal Field
May 12-14, 2020 in Potsdam, Germany

The meeting, which is organized under the auspices of the International Heat Flow Commission (IHFC: ihfc-iugg.org) both as conference and workshop, provides a unique opportunity for researchers, students and industry experts to discuss recent results and developments in heat-flow determination and interpretation, experimental petrophysics, geothermal exploration and lithosphere studies.

On behalf of the local organization committee and the International Heat Flow Commission (IHFC), we are pleased to invite you to the Cermak7 conference.

The registration is open now and limited to 70 participants. You are cordially invited to register and to submit abstracts.

Please check the website:
http://cermak7.ihfc-iugg.org
for detailed information.

Surrounded by forests and lakes and rich in historical castles and cultural attractions, Potsdam is looking forward to welcoming you to the Cermak7 meeting in May 2020!

On behalf of the local organization committee,
Sven Fuchs, Ben Norden, Andrea Förster, Sascha Brune, Angela Spalek, Birgit Schöbel

Questions to: cermak7@gfz-potsdam.de

The successful appointee will be expected to undertake the following:

  • Develop a broad ensemble of static models of fractured basement geothermal reservoir (DFN, Faults) using a range of modelling/geostatistical tools
  • Develop thermal simulation/flow models of the reservoirs to forecast reservoir productivity
  • Develop estimates of uncertainty in the predicted reservoir response and optimise development strategies robustly for SW Granite geothermal resources.
  • Model where feasible the impact of key hazards such as scaling and induced seismicity under uncertainty
  • Present research results at conferences and internal project meetings
  • Publish peer-reviewed and conference papers

Please find further information here: jobs.hw.ac.uk

In 2020 we continue to put extra focus on our members. Not only will we launch exciting services, we are also in the process of providing more exclusive membership benefits. But, to do this we need your opinion.

Please fill out the survey or send us an email with your thoughts and opinions to iga@lovegeothermal.org on how we can improve our services and membership benefits.

Thank you for participating. Your opinion is very important to us.

https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/HS8TDTS


Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

The final conference of GEMex will serve as a platform to present and discuss results from the projects and to learn about other researches and projects related to the topics of superhot geothermal sources (SHGS) and hot EGS. Contributions are encouraged and welcome addressing any of the aspects associated with the investigation, development and/or exploitation of such geothermal resources in any part of the world.

Event admission is free of charge. For registration to the GEMex Final Conference, please register online until January 24, 2020.

Dates

  • 1st of November 2019 Conference registration and abstract submission open
  • 15th of December 2019 Abstract submission closes
  • 17th of January 2020 Notification of accepted authors (fast-track notification for non-European submissions)
  • 24th of January 2020 Registration closes

More info on this event Final Conference 18-19/02/2020 – Potsdam (GER) here

Calling All Geothermal Musicians And Music Lovers: Prepare yourselves for the WING Battle of the Bands at WGC 2020

WING members Atli Björn Þorbjörnsson and Ann Robertson-Tait invite you to show off your musical talents at the WING Battle of the Bands, which will be held at on Thursday evening (30 April 2020) in Reykjavik.  We know that there are many geothermal people who are into music and like to perform.  Therefore, we humbly request that you

PREPARE FOR BATTLE IN REYKJAVIK!

Because we know it’s difficult to travel with lots of music gear, Atli came up with some great ideas to simplify the process and maximize participation.  Atli and his band Black Box will organize and provide the following to make it easier for you to join the fun:

  • A great venue for this momentous event (Atli is evaluating 3 options at the moment)
  • Amplifiers for guitars, keyboards etc.
  • Instruments that you can “borrow” (temporarily), including guitars, basses, keyboards and drums
  • Mic stands and microphones
  • Black Box, which will be the “house band” for this event
  • Volunteering all or part of Black Box to support your performance – for example:
    • If you are a singer, just bring yourself and your mic (or use one of Atli’s)
    • If you have some instruments but not all, Black Box can fill the gaps
    • If you just play one instrument, you can sub yourself into Black Box

Let’s maximize the number of people and bands that get up on stage and ROCK THE HOUSE! There is no requirement to ONLY play rock music – we welcome all musical styles – just DO YOUR THING, whatever it is!

Here are your next steps:

  • Rehearse – Either on your own or together with your musical friends/band members, get some tunes together and decide what you’d like to perform.
  • Ask for what you need – Don’t be shy – tell Atli what support you need (gear, musicians, etc.) and what songs you’d like to play so Black Box can be ready for your performance.
  • Spread the word – We are expecting maximum fun at this event, so the more the merrier!
  • Prepare to dance – We are certain that you will want to kick up your heels after 4 days of technical sessions and networking, so bring your dancing shoes!
  • Contact us today – We are here to answer your questions: atli@axlaw.is | ann1@slb.com

GET READY FOR A FANTASTIC SHOWAT THE WING BATTLE OF THE BANDS!

4th Annual Power Tech Africa 2020 is a 2-day program that is being hosted on 30th – 31st January 2020 inNairobi, Kenya. This conference-cum-exhibition focuses on the future of Renewable Energy in Africa with further discussions about electrification in Kenya, Digitization in the power sector, future of Energy Storage and Supply chain challenges in executing Renewable Energy projects in Africa. It also discusses the potential for geothermal energy Sector in Uganda with renewable energy’s role in Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana & Kenya. It’s a platform to discuss and debate best practices which can be instrumental in developing the energy sector in the region. This program will witness about 100 global companies in renewable energy sector displaying their key innovations and game changing products.

The focus of the program will be on the following topics:

  • Identifying the potential of renewable sources in the Sub-Saharan Regions – Wind, Solar, Tidal Wave, Geothermal, Gas
  • Implementation of Smart Grid / Off–Grid technology projects using renewable energy for better and reliable power transmission
  • Sources of capitalizing renewable power projects & Exploring Foreign Direct Investment policies for better project implementation
  • Hybrid Energy System : Spurting opportunities for energy market

 To get further details kindly send us an email to aditi@bricsaconsulting.com or contact Ms. Aditi Jain on +91 22 4880 3430

To download the conference agenda, kindly click on the below-given link:

Download Conference Agenda

The IGA Board of Directors has approved the new IGA Constitution and Bylaws and our membership is now asked to ratify. We invite therefore all our members to review the documents and respond online in the members area until 18 October 2019, 23:59 CEST.