Webinar – Business opportunities in geothermal industrial parks in East Africa, Oct 27, 2020

USEA webinar on geothermal parks - Oct. 27, 2020
Alexander Richter 20 Oct 2020

In this webinar series on Geothermal Industrial Parks by USEA and USAID, Icelandic experts will share their experience in the business opportunities presented by geothermal industrial parks in East Africa.

The U.S. Energy Association (USEA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have announced the third instalment of the Geothermal Industrial Park webinar series presented by the U.S.- East Africa Geothermal Partnership (EAGP).

This is a follow-up on webinar on the intial webinar on “Establishing geothermal industrial parks in East Africa – lessons from Iceland” from August with the same speakers. This event though looks at concrete business opportunities as part of Geothermal Industrial Parks.

  • Date: October 27, 2020
  • Time: 4:30 PM East African Time

The goal of a geothermal industrial park (GIP) is to achieve a circular or zero waste approach where all resources are used sustainably for the benefit of the local community. Increased innovation and resource recovery through the elimination of material leakage help maximize the economic value of natural resources such as geothermal.

In this webinar, Jón Örn Jónsson from Reykjavik Geothermal and Sigurdur H. Markússon from Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland will discuss the business opportunities presented by geothermal industrial parks and their potential in East Africa using lessons learned from Iceland.

The presenters will discuss broader direct use opportunities for GIPs, including attracting tenants and increasing the competitiveness, attractiveness, and environmental image of firms in the East African region.

For any questions please email Derek Burke at

Source/ further details: USEA webinar announcement