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IGC Invest Geothermal Forum, 28 March 2019 – Program & Early Bird Registration

IGC Invest Geothermal Finance & Investment Forum, Frankfurt/ Germany - 28 March 2019
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 29 Jan 2019

Details have been released for the 2nd IGC Invest Geothermal Finance & Investment Forum to be held in Frankfurt am Main/ Germany on March 28, 2019. The event promises an exciting program and speakers for fruitful discussions on financing geothermal projects.

After a successful first IGC Invest Geothermal, ThinkGeoEnergy and Enerchange – under its IGC.events collaboration invite to the second global geothermal investment forum in Frankfurt/ Main in Germany. Held in the center of Europe’s financial sector, the event will be focusing on important elements of investing in geothermal energy development, such as risk mitigation, early stage financing, program support, finance models, and multiple use strategies.

The IGC Invest Geothermal event is an annual forum and platform for geothermal industry geothermal industry leaders and international investors, including private equity, infrastructure, debt, institutional investors and public equity funds, as well as public funding partners such as development banks, funds and institutions. It further is set up to help increase awareness among investors and the geothermal energy industry to educate about opportunities and challenges of investments in energy infrastructure development globally.

  • Date: 28 March 2019
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main/ Germany
  • Venue: Hotel Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt
  • Event website: www.investgeothermal.com
  • Early bird registration: available until January 31, 2019

Program Structure (28 March 2019):

8:00 – 8:45 Welcome at the Breakfast Session
Keynote – Legal & Risk in geothermal development

9:00 – 10:30 Session I Investing into Early Geothermal Development-  The Equity Side
The early stage of geothermal project development is the most critical phase, with high risks and high investment. Experts from Geothermal Developers and will speak about their experience and discuss risk management and financing of geothermal projects.

11:00 – 12:30 Session II – Modelling Geothermal Financing & Program Support
Over the past years, geothermal development financing has seen various models being developed. Within this session some of these models  re introduced and the role of funding programs and incentives discussed by Investors, Donors and Developers.

14:00 – 15:30 Session III – Development Approaches to improve Project & Financial Success
Project developers are faced with significant challenges obtaining affordable capital, because investors (debt or equity) are uncomfortable with the risk and the price for external capital is too high for the project to be viable. With larger scaled projects, based on phased PPAs or modular plant developments, i.e. using well head generators, solutions will be introduced and discussed with power plant engineers, developers, operators and investors.

16:00 – 17:30 Session IV – Appetite for Heat – Diversifying the Investment
Electricity generation has been the most prominent target of geothermal project development, however further opportunities for geothermal energy utilisation exist to make projects more profitable. To use geothermal heat directly is an obvious choice, but with the summer periods a gap exists in the business case. Another – upcoming topic is the extraction of minerals from geothermal brines. The session will discuss the multiple usage of geothermal energy.

17:30 – 18:30 Round Up Discussion
With the various features of geothermal energy and the possibilities to finance introduced during the day, this discussion round will draw conclusions on financing geothermal development and the instruments to accelerate project development and technological advancements.

Speakers will be announced in the coming days.

IGC.events will be represented at the GeoTHERM expo & congress in Offenburg/ Germany and you can find us on our booth towards the conference hall of the trade show, February 14-15, 2019.
Register today to secure your Early Bird pricing for the event!