The presentation will illustrate how the use of magnetic ranging technology is proven to expand the scope of what’s possible within various well construction, completions, and intervention applications. Gunnar Energy Services, lead by innovator and industry SME Clinton Moss, will overview the capabilities of existing ranging technologies and a new strategy to deliver subsurface closed-loop production for future Geothermal assets.

Date:July 8th 2020
Time:19:00 CEST
Registration:REGISTER HERE

The Covid-19 pandemic has created the biggest global crisis in generations, aside from the climate crisis. While some of the lockdown measures are being eased, governments are devising stimulus and recovery packages to shape societies and economies for years to come.

Over the last months, we have seen how the proportion of energy supply met by renewables has reached historic highs in China, Europe, India, the UK, and the USA. This continues a trend seen since 2011. But the pace of change is not enough to meet the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement. A global green recovery is needed. Increasing the investment priorities in renewables will fuel economic growth, create employment opportunities, enhance human welfare, and contribute to a climate-safe future. Bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind offer ready solutions to combat climate change; sustainable, decarbonized economies; and resilient inclusive societies.

The webinar will focus on the trends and opportunities for how bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind technologies can work together to create a ‘green COVID-19 recovery’. Speakers representing each of these technologies will present how renewables working together can build on Covid-19 recovery strategies to scale up climate action and accelerate access to clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy for all.

Speakers include:

  • Eddie Rich, Chair of Ren Alliance
  • Rana Adib, Executive Secretary at REN21
  • Roland Roesch, Deputy Director, IRENA Innovation and Technology Center
  • Paolo Frankl, Head of the Renewable Energy Division at IEA
  • Bharadwaj Kummamuru, Executive Director at the World Bioenergy Association (WBA)
  • Marit Brommer, Executive Director at the International Geothermal Association (IGA)
  • Cristina Diez Santos, Senior Analyst at the International Hydropower Association (IHA)
  • Stefan Gsänger, Secretary General at World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)
  • David Renne, Former President at the International Solar Energy Society (ISES)

Date/ Time: Tue, Jun 30, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM CEST


#StayEngaged with this Online Event on July 13-17

Pivot2020 is a week-long virtual event of ten moderated roundtables, featuring thought leaders and change makers who are building the future of geothermal energy. Panelists include leaders from the oil and gas industry, geothermal industry, academia, governments, national labs, and start-up companies.

Pivot2020 is being hosted by the Geothermal Entrepreneurship Organization (GEO) at the University of Texas at Austin, and the International Geothermal Association (IGA), along with industry and organizational partners and friends.

This is a free online event and open to all. #StayEngaged with this Online Event on July 13-17 and register here:

Our partner REN21 has announced today, that the “Renewables 2020 Global Status Report” #GSR2020 is out and available for download at:

Three days full of inspiring conversations!

We would like to announce the IGA online geothermal event #StayEngaged that takes place on 2-4 June 2020 followed by the Annual General Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting where the new leadership team will be installed.

More info and registration here: #StayEngaged

The recording of the WGC 2020 Virtual Event on the Global Geothermal Updates for power and direct use has been released.

A virtual event featuring presentations on the WGC 2020 Global Update Papers on Geothermal Power and Direct Use was launched today from Reykjavik, Iceland.

The event featured presentations with the global updates on geothermal power generation and direct use, and an addresses from the Steering Committees, Technical Program, IGA, the Geothermal Training Program (GRO-GTP) and last but not least the President of Iceland.

WGC 2020 Virtual Event – Global Updates – 27 April 2020 from Iceland Geothermal on Vimeo.

Posted by Alexander Richter on

With less than a week to go, excitement is building for the WGC 2020 Virtual Event on April 27, 2020 which will be made available on

In less than a week from now the World Geothermal Congress 2020 would have started in Reykjavik, Iceland. But, as announced before a virtual event will at least bring some of it to you with the WGC 2020 Virtual Event & Global Updates on the same day the event was to open, April 27, 2020.

Hosted by the chair and co-chair of the Icelandic organising committee, the  program will feature presentations on the Global Update Papers on Geothermal Power and Direct use and a variety of addresses from Steering Committees, Technical Program, IGA, the Geothermal Training Program (GRO-GTP) and last but not least the President of Iceland.

After the event both Global Updates as well as the entire catalogue of Country Updates for WGC 2020 will be made available on the IGA website.

So, tune in at on April 27 at 14:00 (2pm) Reykjavik time or watch later at your convenience as the recording will be available on the WGC 2020 website. Other time zones: 11pm (Tokyo), 9pm (Jakarta), 5pm (Nairobi), 4pm (Berlin), 10am (New York), 7am (San Francisco), 2am +1 day (Auckland)

To our friends on the other side of the globe, a quick note that the event will be based on recordings, and you do not need to get up in the middle of the night to watch it.

WGC2020 thanks Welltec for the kind sponsorship of the event. 

Welltec develops and provides well technology and solutions for the oil and gas industry. Our technology and solutions are dedicated to aid in optimizing the performance of reservoirs by providing the necessary solutions to do so, both in the form of well completion technology and intervention solutions which ensure the well performance and integrity. Company website:

In this hike through the digital world, IGA Technical Director Gregor Rumberg will show the many facets of digital developments and how to utilize in many scales from personal to large business.
Topics (among others) will include an introduction to Information Systems and current trends, tools and security, and showcase the benefits of the implementation of concepts from Business Informatics to facilitate the activities of all Geothermal Stakeholders. 

Dear geothermal community,

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the postponement of the World Geothermal Congress 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, until next year.

This decision was taken after engaging with various stakeholders; geothermal associations, our sponsors and exhibitors and most importantly, after consulting with the relevant authorities in Iceland. Further to these discussions, it is foreseeable that the hosting of WGC 2020 this spring in Iceland would have been impossible.

As you are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications have been grave and the escalation worldwide in recent weeks and days is very worrying. Both the Organising Committee of WGC 2020 and the International Geothermal Association (IGA) have been monitoring the situation and reviewing all available options. This decision now has not been an easy one, however the health and safety of everyone involved is our first priority.

The preparation for WGC 2020 has been ongoing for almost 6 years now, with thousands of geothermal colleagues; authors, reviewers, sponsors, exhibitors and of course all those already registered, contributing towards making WGC 2020 the largest World Geothermal Congress to date. We feel that by postponing rather than cancelling WGC 2020 outright, we are safeguarding all their hard work. The new date of May 21 – 26, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland, is the best solution we have at hand under these unprecedented circumstances. While setting the new date, we have had to account for various limitations such as the availability of Harpa, the Conference Centre, accommodation, religious holidays and of course avoiding conflict with other major geothermal events.

We will strive towards ensuring the Congress program will have only minimal revisions and all the speakers will retain their already allocated slots and all the sponsors and exhibitors will maintain their chosen locations in Harpa and all non-technical events will maintain their designated times and venues.

We sincerely hope that you understand our decision and continue to support WGC 2020 under the circumstances. We acknowledge that for some of you, the new date may not be ideal, but we hope you will be able to participate in the World Geothermal Congress in Iceland next year. The Organising Committee of the World Geothermal Congress is working hard to implement this postponement of WGC 2020 and will communicate with all concerned in due time to make these changes go as smooth as possible.

We will do our utmost to ensure that next year in Reykjavik will be the greatest World Geothermal Congress ever! And last but not least, the Organising Committee and the IGA send their heartfelt support to all those affected in one way or another by COVID-19.

With warm regards,

Alexander Richter
President IGA

Bjarni Pálsson
Chairman Organizing Committee

More information and Q&A:

The Exhibition Center Offenburg postpones the international trade fair and congress GeoTHERM. Due to current developments and the high proportion of international guests at GeoTHERM, the Exhibition Center Offenburg has reassessed the situation. “This decision was not an easy one for us. Our customers, partners and the entire trade fair team have prepared this event with great commitment”, says Sandra Kircher, Managing Director of the Exhibition Center Offenburg.

“We discussed the situation every day on the basis of the dynamic development. And have now come to the conclusion that we cannot hold GeoTHERM this week, especially in view of the high level of internationality”, explains Supervisory Board Chairman and Mayor Marco Steffens the decision.

Exhibitors and visitors will receive further information in the next few days.