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More than 250 participants expected at IGC Turkey – Int’l Geothermal Conference next week

Opening of EBRD Geothermal Forum & IGC Turkey Congress 2016 in Izmir, Turkey (source: ThinkGeoEnergy)
Parker O'Halloran 17 May 2017

Following the success of the inaugural IGC Turkey - International Geothermal Conference - last year, this year’s event is seeing increased interest by companies and industry representatives.

Following the success of the inaugural IGC Turkey – International Geothermal Conference – last year, this year’s event is seeing increased interest by companies and industry representatives.

With more than 250 registered participants, the conference has nearly doubled its participation compared to last year. This is likely to be the most important geothermal event of the year in Turkey. Taking place in Izmir, the heart of Turkey’s geothermal region, the event will kick-off Monday, 22 May 2017 with a Geothermal Workshop by the World Bank. They will introduce the World Bank Programs for funding geothermal development in Turkey. The workshop will also provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about the World Bank’s geothermal development mechanisms, including funding for risk mitigation and project finance.

Partners of the event are JESDER – Geothermal Power Plant Investors Association of Turkey (32 companies), JKBB – Union of Municipalities of Turkey with Geothermal Resources (106 Municipality), and JEVAK – The research and Utilisation Foundation of Geothermal Energy Resources of Turkey.

IGC Turkey has established itself as the premier meeting place for government, operators, developers, agencies and financiers to understand the current market trends, explore growth opportunities, network, and to promote the exchange of knowledge and expertise.

The second day of IGC Turkey will begin with several keynote presentations, among them the CEO of Ormat Technologies, Mr. Isaac Angel. In a variety of forums, the conference will cover topics such as: economics and efficiencies of geothermal power plants, financing and funding opportunities, prospects for the development of heat producing plants, cooling, the challenges related to reservoir management, such as scalings and CO2. The conference will conclude with the Exergy Field trip to explore different geothermal power plants in the vicinity of Izmir.

To learn more about IGC Türkiye 2017, review the latest agenda, or to register, please visit www.igc-turkey.com (English) and www.igc-turkiye.com (Turkish)

Registration is possible on site as well.