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By Staff , in Geothermal Power , at July 23, 2020

Screenshot of IGA Annual Report 2019

In its Annual Report for 2019, the International Geothermal Association (IGA) shares details on its activities, initiatives and achievements for 2019.

In its Annual Report for 2019, the International Geothermal Association (IGA) shares details of its work in the past year.

Naturally, a lot of the work of IGA was tailored towards a big bang with the World Geothermal Congress 2020 that was to take place in the end of April 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland. For obvious reasons that did not happen, but the IGA hopes to see you in Iceland for the event now scheduled for May 2020.

The IGA continues to push efforts to increase value creation for its members and partners with an overall increase in all membership categories reported for 2019.

“2019 has been an exciting year for the IGA as it rose to independence and became registered in Bonn [Germany] effective January 1, 2019. As President, I am extremely proud to have delivered on the strategic initiatives that  we created on the onset of my tenure: we focused on independence through financial sustainability, we are of increased value to our members and partners and see an efective uptake of our data and network being therefore increasingly recognized for our authority.”, so Alexander Richter, President of IGA (2016-2020)

“It was quite a year; I can tell you that. We worked relentlessly towards creating more value for our partners and our members. As a result we saw an increase in all membership categories in terms of numbers, support and a strong financial commitment through corporate members and services the IGA delivered over the year. We are not there yet, and it is going to be an equally exciting year in front of us where we will see a new board taking seat and deliver our flagship the WGC2020 to our members [now postponed to May 2021]. I am convinced 2019 provides the basis for our continued success. I congratulate all involved in delivering on the achievements of 2019.”, so Dr. Marit Brommer, Executive Director of the IGA.

The report shares highlights of 2019, last but not least on the successful elections to the IGA Board, which saw strong membership engagement, rich geographic and industry representation, but mostly a much better gender diversity.

“Targeting an equal share of men and women, we now see a fundamental shift and a strong representation of a highly talented group of women.”, so Alexander Richter. Learn more about the IGA Board Members here.

Here additional highlights:

  • New membership Area on the IGA Website
  • New Governing Rules
  • IGA Annual Photo Contest Winners
  • The IGA Community with 30 affiliated organizations and more than 4,450 individual members and a new IGA Corporate Club.

At the same time the IGA Geothermal Ambassador Programme has been successfully implemented.

For more details about projects and initiative, check out the report.

You can download the report here (pdf)

In early June 2020, the new Board of Directors has taken over and a new Executive installed under the leadership of Andy Blair from New Zealand.

Source: IGA

Disclaimer: The Author was the President of IGA during the year of 2019.