About IEA Geothermal
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The Geothermal Implementing Agreement (GIA), or IEA Geothermal, provides a flexible and powerful framework for international geothermal collaboration among countries, industries and industry organizations, and operates under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Paris, France.
Activities are chiefly directed towards the sharing of information; developing technologies, techniques and best practices for exploration, development and utilization; and producing and disseminating authoritative information and databases.
IEA Geothermal is currently concentrating its efforts in five broad areas by examining: environmental impacts of geothermal energy development, enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), advanced geothermal drilling and logging technologies, direct utilization of geothermal energy and induced seismicity. In addition, trends in geothermal utilization are being analyzed on an annual basis.
As of 2016, IEA Geothermal has 16 Members, comprising 13 countries: Australia, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States; the European Commission; and two sponsors: Spanish Geothermal Technology Platform (Geoplat) and ORMAT Technologies, Inc.
For more details see: IEA Geothermal Goals, Activities, Benefits & Obligations