IEA Geothermal provides a framework for collaboration in geothermal energy research, development and deployment.


To foster sustainable geothermal use through:
– collaboration
– communication
– initiation
– facilitation
– investigation

Current Activities

Activities cover four research topics and a data collection and analysis effort:

  • Environmental Impacts of Geothermal Development
  • Direct Use of Geothermal Energy
  • Deep Roots of Volcanic Geothermal Systems
  • Emerging Geothermal Technologies
  • Data Collection and Information

Benefits of Membership

Collaboration connects national and industry geothermal programmes and establishes direct cooperative links among Members’ geothermal experts.  Benefits include:

  • Increases capabilities by combining the efforts of several nations and industries
  • Helps avoid duplication and unproductive research
  • Provides wide and easy access to key information, research results and technological capabilities
  • Provides impartial information and analysis
  • Helps develop technical standards and methodologies

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IEA Geothermal currently comprises 16 Members: 13 Country Members: Australia, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States; the European Commission; and two Sponsors: Ormat Technologies and the Spanish Geothermal Technology Platform (Geoplat).

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