ESMAP’s Geothermal Direct Use program is organizing a study tour in Iceland where over 40 participants from 14 countries from both mature and emerging markets will share knowledge and experiences on geothermal projects. They will attend a half day seminar followed by two days of geothermal facility visits. Focus of the tour will be on building a geothermal direct use industry, with presentations on the benefits, the legal framework and the history of geothermal direct use in Iceland.
The activities of the seminar and Study tour will help build capacity with government and technical participants and give them the tools and knowledge they need to take the next steps in realizing their geothermal direct use potential and goals.
The Geothermal Direct Use program was created as part of the FY21-24 business plan to raise awareness of the value of geothermal direct use in creating and decarbonizing economic activity and to build the enabling environment necessary to scale up its use.
In September 2021, ESMAP collaborated with the International Geothermal Association to host a virtual event to highlight the importance of geothermal resources. The event was attended by a mix of private and public sector participants from 78 countries with more than 280 participants.
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