Working Groups

Work Program Overview

The Work Program undertaken in IEA Geothermal consists of cooperative research, analysis and information sharing concerning the sustainable development and utilization of geothermal energy.

Cooperative activities are defined and organized in working groups to the IEA Geothermal Implementing Agreement and are identified by their working group (WG) number. The working groups specify the task objectives, specific activities, schedules, funding provisions, planned outputs, and identify the participants. Each working group is managed by an Operating Agent, generally an institution or organization, designated by a Member Country and confirmed by the Executive Committee (ExCo). New working groups may be added if the ExCo determines that new specific issues should be examined collaboratively.

IEA Geothermal participants are presently working in four research areas: WG 1 (Environmental Impacts), WG 8 (Direct Use), WG 12 (Deep Roots) and WG 13 (Emerging Geothermal Technologies); plus WG 10, a geothermal data and information collection and analysis activity which all Country Members are required to participate in.

More details can be found by clicking on the links to the left.