We want you! Help shape the global geothermal agenda and join the Board of the IGA. Nominations for Board Term 2020 – 2023 are now open. Get the guidelines, get nominated, and run for election. We want diversity, passion and commitment. If that sounds like you, join us! Deadline 16 April 2019 0:00 CET.


– GUIDELINES –

NOMINATION IGA BOARD 2020-2023

CRITERIA FOR ALL (NEW) NOMINATIONS

  • Be > 18 years
  • Experience in and passion for any form of geothermal energy (Power, Heat, Direct Use, Shallow Geothermal, Legislation, Finance, Economics)
  • Be a proactive, and value-driven individual who takes her/his non-executive board position serious
  • Committed to help shape the geothermal agenda and position geothermal energy in the energy transition dialogue as a renewable technology of choice
  • Experience in or willing to contribute to thought leadership and strategic direction of the Association
  • Experience in or willing to contribute to fund raising activities and other activities to attract sponsorship to the IGA
  • Adhere to our Code of Conduct & Code of Ethics

CRITERIA FOR AFFILIATED NOMINATIONS

The overarching vision of the IGA Board is to obtain a 50% gender balance in its board composition 2020 – 2023. To keep it simple and to enhance geographic spread, gender equality, and diversity of the candidates representing smaller countries, the Nomination Committee has set the following rules:

  1. All affiliates, irrespective of the size of their membership are allowed to nominate two candidates. In order to achieve the IGA Board vision we strongly recommend to put at least one female candidate on your nomination sheet;
  2. An affiliation that has a running first term member can only nominate one new member (taking into consideration the 50% gender balance criteria). For full fairness an affiliation that has a running female first term member can only nominate one male and vice versa.

CRITERIA FOR INDIVIDUAL NOMINEES

Individual members of the IGA can put themselves forward for election. In order to have a formal procedure in place which results to competent candidates with a formal check-up procedure, the IGA Nomination Committee set the following rule:

  1. If an individual IGA member is interested in self-nomination a written request needs to be sent to the Executive Director (iga@lovegeothermal.org) in order to receive a formal nomination request form with consent to use personal data for verification purposes. The form needs to be signed by 30 individuals, who must comply with the following eligibility criteria:
  2. > 18 years of age;
  3. Studying or working in the geothermal sector or in services related to the geothermal industry;

The 30 individuals will be sent an email for verification purposes to cross-check their eligibility to nominate.

Please, send us your nominations via e-mail or post.

E-mail: iga@lovegeothermal.org with the subject ‘Nomination IGA Board 2020-2023’.

Post: Charles-de-Gaulle Strasse 5, D-53113, Bonn, Germany.

TIMELINE:

Nominations have to reach the IGA Secretariat before 16 April 2019, 00:00.

All candidates are requested to provide contact details and a declaration of interest. Affiliated nominated candidates need to state their affiliated association.

Individual candidates need to provide the filled out formal nomination request which is available upon request.

At the Board Meeting #70 in Budapest (10 to 12 May 2019) sign-off of the ballot sheet will be carried out. Election for IGA Board term 2020 – 2023 will commence Quarter 3, 2019 and runs until Quarter 4, 2019.

Don’t forget to submit a paper to https://www.wgc2020.com and watch this wonderful promotional video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/311704625 .

Happy 2019!

New year, new office! We are very excited about our move to Bonn – and to kick off our journey towards a sustainable future.

The IGA wishes Happy Holidays to the entire Global Geothermal Community.

We hope, you and your families will enjoy a sparkling and shining season. May all your wishes and dreams for 2019 come true and may you feel this happiness all year round.

Please find an Interview with Bob Harskamp, Business Development Manager at Well Engineering Partners and our newest Member in the IGA Board of Directors, online at:
https://www.geothermal-energy.org/about/people/bod-interviews/interview-with-bob-harskamp/

Interviews with (almost) every Member in the IGA Board of Directors can be found here:
https://www.geothermal-energy.org/about/people/

 

 

The call for abstracts for the World Geothermal Congress 2020 was launched by the Technical Committee, chaired by Roland N. Horne, and the deadline (January 31, 2019) is now approaching.

The author instructions are on the web at http://www.wgc2020.com. The list of themes is grouped into four main subjects, as follows:

General
Keynote
Country Updates
Environmental Aspects
Policy, Legal and Regulatory Aspects
Economics and Financing
Sustainability and Climate Change
Case Histories
Societal and Cultural Aspects
Business Strategies
Geothermal Education

Geoscience
Exploration
Geology
Geophysics
Geochemistry
Hydrogeology
Resource Assessment
Geomicrobiology

Engineering
Drilling and Completion Technology
Reservoir Engineering
Injection Technology
Field Management
Production Engineering, Steam Gathering Systems
Power Generation
Corrosion and Scaling
Direct Use
Geothermal Heat Pumps

Cross‐cutting
EGS ‐ Enhanced Geothermal Systems
Big Data and Data Analytics
Software for Geothermal Applications
Health, Tourism and Balneology
District Heating
Agriculture
Advanced Technology (Magma, Geopressure, etc.)
Integrated Energy Systems, Cascaded Uses
Minerals Extraction and Processing
Other

More info: http://www.wgc2020.com/

Dear Geothermal Community,

we are happy to announce that the majority of our membership has voted positively on the extension of the current board term for six months. We would like to thank each one of you who casted the vote and found the time to participate in this important decision.

The new board will be elected in 2019 to take seat at WGC2020 so to align with the upcoming World Geothermal Congress. As usual, we are getting ready for the elections and looking forward to meet new, dynamic, proactive, diverse and inspiring people that will drive IGA with energy and zest.

So, get yourself nominated!

With best wishes,
Marit Brommer
Executive Director

We are happy to announce that from now on, all IGA Members can get the GEOTHERMICS Journal for a heavily discounted price.

For the year 2018 the subscription rate to a combined print and electronic subscription to the Journal is 133 $ for individual members and 305 $ for corporate/institutional members. Please, notice, that the member subscription rate does not include any sales or similar taxes required by law, which may be billed by the Elsevier as appropriate.

Please, follow the steps below in order to get the GEOTHERMICS Journal for the reduced price:

  • Step 1: Contact Elsevier Team at emeasocieties@elsevier.com for a proforma invoice and mention the special rate for Geothermics Journal:
    $133 – for individual members
    $305 –  for corporate/institutional members
  • Step 2: Wait for the Elsevier Team to send you the proforma invoice.
  • Step 3: Provide a payment and confirm payment has been sent and applied to your account in order to receive the online registration instructions per email.
  • Step 4: Wait for the online registration instructions per email. Please, notice that your e-mail address will be uploaded in the system for journal’s access via Science Direct.

Members can also reach Elsevier Team by phone:
Telephone: (+1) 877 839 7126
Telephone: (+44) (0)1865 843434

 

The IGA invites its membership to cast their vote on extending the current Board Term by a period of 6 months to April 2020 so as to coincide with the World Geothermal Congress 2020 where the new Board will begin their term at the AGM held at that time. The following addendum will be appended to the Bylaws.

ADDENDUM – Notwithstanding Article 8.g, the Board may, by written resolution passed by a majority of the total number of Directors at that time, extend the term of the current Directors (for the avoidance of doubt, that is from 31 October 2016 to 31 October 2019) by a period of six months to April 2020 so as to coincide with the World Geothermal Congress 2020 where the new Board will begin their term at the AGM held at that time.

If you are an Institutional, Corporate or Indvidual member of the IGA, we sent an information e-mail with detailed information. Please contact support@lovegeothermal.org in case you didn’t receive it.

If you are an IGA member via your National Association, please ask your Coordinator for further information.

IGA Bylaws (pdf, 635 KB)

“It is with great sadness that IGA informs the geothermal community on the passing of Noel D. Salonga, a member of IGA’s Board of Directors.

The International Geothermal Association and in particular the board members who have worked with him remember his kindness and passion for geothermal energy. With a keen interest in mentoring and coaching young geothermalists, he has played an important role for the younger generation of geothermalists in his home country the Philippines.

Mr. Salonga has had a 30+ years professional career in the geothermal sector in the Philippines with the Department of Energy (DOE), Philippine National Oil Company-Energy Development Corporation (PNOC-EDC), and  Energy Development Corp. (EDC), last as Assistant Vice President with a focus on research, development and innovation.

He has been member of the Board of Directors of the National Geothermal Association of the Philippines (NGAP) for many years and its immediate past President.

We extend our condolences to his family, loved ones, friends, colleagues at EDC, the National Geothermal Association of the Philippines and his peers in the Philippines geothermal sector.”

Alexander Richter
President IGA