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3rd IGC Turkey event to take place in Ankara/ Turkey – March 14-15, 2018

Opening of EBRD Geothermal Forum & IGC Turkey Congress 2016 in Izmir, Turkey (source: ThinkGeoEnergy)
Alexander Richter 18 Dec 2017

The third IGC Turkey conference & exhibition will take place in Ankara/ Turkey, March 14-15, 2018 and feature an extensive program, bringing together the geothermal industry of Turkey.

JeotermalHaberler, the new geothermal energy industry news platform for Turkey, is excited to announce the 3rd IGC Türkiye Geothermal Congress and Exhibition, this year to be held in Ankara/ Turkey.

The Turkish Geothermal Energy Market has seen an incredible growth in less than 10 years from 30 MW installed power generation capacity in 2008 to 1,071 MW as of December 2017. With up to 1,000 MW of additional capacity under development or planned, the market continues to be one of the hottest geothermal markets globally.

Driven by increasing energy demand, favourable feed-in-tariffs and support programmes by EBRD and the World Bank, private developers have pushed the development of medium to large-sized geothermal power plants forward, predominantly in the Menderes Graben in the South-West of Turkey.

The IGC Türkiye 2017 conference, reflecting and pushing this development attracted more than 300 participants in last events in Izmir. This highlights the significance as the key event of Turkeys geothermal energy industry. The high-profile gathering is used by international suppliers and service providers to present themselves in the prospering market.

Held this year in the capital of Turkey, the two-day event will bring together representatives from developers, operators, suppliers, government, municipalities and authorities in the Sheraton Convention Center in Ankara. The conference will discuss feed-in tariffs and funding schemes, economy of scale and cost reduction potentials, explore prospects for the development of heat and electricity producing plants, and discuss challenges and solutions after drilling and during operation. There will also be a specific emphasis on financing and funding for geothermal projects in Turkey. We are currently in discussions with a number of partners and will announce details early in the new year.

The event has established itself as a meeting place for government, operators, developers, agencies and financiers to understand current market trends, explore growth opportunities, facilitate new relationships, and to promote the exchange of knowledge and expertise. This is especially facilitated by side events like a networking lounge on the first day of the congress.

Meet 300+ delegates to discuss the challenges of the most interesting geothermal market between Europe and Middle East. The congress provides a forum for Turkish and international players in the sector and those interested to engage in exploring opportunities for involvement. With synchronous translation for Turkish to English and English to Turkish, the congress is accessible to both Turkish and international participants.

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To learn more about IGC Türkiye 2018, review the latest agenda – and to register – please visit www.igc-turkey.com (English) and www.igc-turkiye.com (Turkish)

  • Date: 14-15 March 2018
  • Location: Ankara/ Turkey
  • Venue: The Sheraton Hotel Ankara

For speaking opportunities please contact Jochen Schneider – jochen.schneider@enerchange.de (English)

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Eren Günüç – eren@jeotermalhaberler.com (Turkish)

JeotermalHaberler is the Turkish sister publication of ThinkGeoEnergy, and a partnership between ThinkGeoEnergy and Enerchange.