JeotermalHaberler, the new geothermal energy industry news platform for Turkey, is excited to announce the 2nd IGC Türkiye Geothermal Congress in the Heart of the Geothermal Industry in Turkey, co-hosted with The World Bank, 22-24 May 2017.
The Turkish Geothermal Energy Market has seen an incredible growth over the past few years from 30 MW installed power generation capacity in 2008 to 858 MW as of March 2017. With up to 1,000 MW of additional capacity under development or planned, Turkey continues to be one of the hottest geothermal markets globally.
Driven by increasing energy demand and favourable feed-in-tariffs, 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 inaugural IGC Türkiye Geothermal Congress in Izmir in June 2016 attracted more than 200 visitors and successfully set the stage for a follow-up high-profile geothermal industry gathering in 2017.
Held in the heart of Turkey’s Geothermal Energy Industry, the event will bring together representatives from developers, operators, suppliers, financiers, government bodies, and municipalities.
This year’s conference will start with a World Bank Workshop on the first day, introducing the World Bank Programmes for funding geothermal development in Turkey. The workshop will provide attendees with opportunities to learn about how the World Bank is supporting geothermal development including funding for risk mitigation and project finance. Further topics will be exploration, drilling and production of geothermal energy. The second day of IGC Turkey will start with several keynote presentations, among them the CEO of Ormat Technologies. In different forums, the conference will then focus on the economics and efficiency of geothermal power plants, financing and funding opportunities, prospects for the development of heat producing plants, cooling, and discuss challenges of the reservoir, like scalings and CO2. The congress day will be followed by the Exergy Field trip to different geothermal power plants in the vicinity of Izmir.
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 will be especially facilitated by side events like the Exergy Lounge on May 22 and the Executive Business Dinner on May 23.
We look forward to see you in Izmir in Turkey.