International Geothermal Association

International Geothermal Association (IGA) is an international non-profit organization promoting geothermal energy across all the countries. It is scientific, educational and cultural organization established in 1988  and operates worldwide. IGA has a very strong membership of more than 2000 from over 65 countries. IGA is affiliated to the Renewable Energy Alliance (IREA) with a special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of UN. IGA encourages use of geothermal energy for power and direct applications through publications and spreads scientific and technical data to uplift the socio-economic status of all the countries. World Geothermal Congress is a major event of IGA conducted every 5 years. Its aim, as defined in the Charter of the Association, is to encourage, facilitate and promote coordination of activities related to worldwide research, development and application of geothermal resources.  IGA currently operates from Iceland. 

In the recently concluded IGA Board of Directors elections, an Indian is elected for the first time to the Board. India has sufficiently large wet geothermal systems while the country’s EGS potential in unlimitted.