Start-end date: 2013-2015

The project was initiated with the official signing of the MoU between the IGA President Roland Horne and the Director General of IRENA Adnan Z. Amin on 17 January 2013. The signing ceremony took place in Abu Dhabi at the occasion of the World Future Energy Summit and Abu Dhabi International Renewable Energy Conference where the IGA had also organized a Geothermal Session.

A first collaboration was started in the five Andean countries Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru aiming at promoting geothermal energy by advising decision makers, awareness raising and an identification of the current status and needs for geothermal energy development. Strategic activities included the development of initial background studies and workshops. Mentor countries were also included in the project concept and two consultants were hired by IRENA for background studies.

Start-end date: 2013

In January 2013 a one-year project was initiated by IFC, Turkey the private sector branch of the World Bank and the IGA. Aims of the cooperation were to raise awareness on geothermal energy among financial institutions, banks, insurances and developers in Turkey. The tasks included: the training of geothermal developers to raise awareness of the geothermal exploration best practice, organization of technical workshops with individual geothermal developers, support of the trainings on geothermal risks and mitigation techniques delivered by IFC to financial institutions, revision of a best practice document on geothermal energy which was produced by a geothermal consulting company in 2011, gain buy-in and endorsements from key stakeholders (including geothermal developers and financial institutions) to ensure validity, applicability, wide dissemination and broad adoption of the Best Practice Guide, support IFC in reviews of developers’ pre-feasibility reports.

On 27 March 2013 IFC together with the IGA launched Geothermal Exploration Best Practices: a guide to resource data collection, analysis, and presentation for geothermal projects in Istanbul, Turkey. The Guide outlines procedures and exploration techniques for geothermal projects and provides guidelines for presenting a geothermal project to funding entities and insurance companies. A focus is placed on high temperature geothermal resources for electricity generation. The second extended version of the Guide is available for download.

Download from the old website: (Only second edition of the Guide)

Start-end date: 2009-2010

In 2009-2010 the IGA contributed to the ILO-EU report “Skills and Occupational Needs in Renewable Energy”. The report presents employment figures from 33 countries and arises from a joint EC/ILO project on knowledge sharing in early identification of skill needs.

The document can be downloaded here:–en/index.htm

Start-end date: 2006-2009

The project covered the countries in Europe and Central Asia (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic and Russia). Project aims were to develop further geothermal projects through the provision of technical assistance, capacity building, the development of reforms of the energy market and related policies and the monitoring of trends.