Alexander RicterThe World Geothermal Congress (WGC) will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland in April 2020 in the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre. WGC is finally coming to Iceland, a country that has shown so clearly to the world how renewable energy can power a modern economy in the 21st century. The Icelandic geothermal community has played a vital role in the technological development of geothermal power for the past decades, not only in power generation but also in district heating and direct use.

WGC will bring together the entire global geothermal community in Reykjavik. Our community is diverse and inclusive with more than 3,000 delegates attending from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, sharing their experience and vision for our industry and shaping the direction of geothermal for decades to come. The delegates will have a unique opportunity to see first-hand how Iceland became a global leader in geothermal utilization on short field trips in the evenings or longer excursions to the islands many geothermal areas. Hopefully they will go home to their respective countries ready to take the next step towards implementing sustainable energy solutions based on their geothermal resources.

“On behalf of the International Geothermal Association, we are excited to see the World Geothermal Congress being finally hosted in Iceland. The country stands like no other for the sustainable utilization of geothermal energy, with power generation, space heating, bathing and wellness, food production and so much more. Iceland represents a showcase of the world of opportunities geothermal energy has to offer.”

Alexander Richter, President of the International Geothermal Association (IGA) 

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