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Pivot 2020 - Kicking off the Geothermal Decade, online, July 13 - 17, 2020
Pivot2020 was a week-long virtual event of ten moderated roundtables, featuring thought leaders and change makers who are building the future of geothermal energy. Panelists included leaders from the oil and gas industry, geothermal industry, academia, governments, national labs, and start-up companies. Pivot2020 was hosted by the Geothermal Entrepreneurship Organization (GEO) at the University of Texas at Austin, and the International Geothermal Association (IGA), along with industry and organizational partners and friends.
Peninsula Hot Springs on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, is the largest geothermal hot spring facility in Australia with 0.5 million visitors annually. Martin Pujol, a Senior Geothermal Hydrogeologist with Rockwater, will take us on a tour of the back of house of this complex facility which includes two production bores, three injection bores, a dedicated filter plant and various innovative injection systems
DEEPEGS H2020 Project . This was to be a side meeting associated with WGC and is going ahead as a webinar. Attendees can join the meeting free but must register.
The DEEPEGS H2020 Project Final Meeting is an open conference in Reykjavik Iceland. The goal of the DEEPEGS project is to demonstrate the feasibility of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) for delivering energy from renewable resources in Europe. The project work started in December 2015, and it is planned to communicate some of the key results obtained over more than 4 years of collaborative work on Deployment of Deep Enhanced Geothermal Systems for Sustainable Energy Business. The open day event is organised to communicate some of the key DEEPEGS project results. Some of presentations were prepared and accepted for the WGC 2020 event, while others are new and unpublished. Most relate to the Vendenheim demonstrator in France, others to the Reykjanes demonstrator in Iceland. •
The Organising Committee of the World Geothermal Congress 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland, in conjunction with the International Geothermal Association (IGA), is hosting a virtual event on Monday, 27 April 2020 – the same time as the opening ceremony was originally scheduled for.
As the WGC in Reykjavik, Iceland had to be postponed to May of next year, work has continued in trying to connect the global geothermal community and provide some well-deserved distraction in these challenging times to all of us. The event will be streamed on the WGC website and will feature presentations on the Global Update Papers on Geothermal Power and Geothermal Direct Use respectively as well as an address from the President of Iceland, the Organising Committee and the IGA.I
WGC 2020 Virtual Event - Global Geothermal Updates - April 27, 2020
The World Geothermal Congress (WGC) has been postponed until May 21-26, 2021 due to the Covid19 virus and will be held in the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Iceland has played a vital role in the technological development of geothermal power, district heating and direct use. Short courses, field visits and workshop will be held in association with the Congress proceedings.
AGA expects to present a paper at WGC which describes the status of the geothermal sector and its activities in Australia and has made arrangements with the IGA and IEA Geothermal organisations to present at there booths.
WGC - World Geothermal Energy Congress,
Reykjavík, Iceland, postponed until May 2021