Bringing together government and industry leaders in geothermal technology.

About IPGT

Geothermal energy has the potential to be the world's only renewable baseload power source. It is clean, renewable and safe. The IPGT signifies the commitment of the world's geothermal energy leaders to advance the energy through the continued development of new technologies. 

Representatives from Australia, Iceland and the United States signed the Charter Agreement for the International Partnership for Geothermal Technology on August 28, 2008 in Keflavik, Iceland. In 2009 Switzerland submitted an application to the Steering Committee and was invited to join the IPGT.  Switzerland signed the IPGT Charter on October 6, 2010 in Reykjavik, Iceland. In 2011, New Zealand submitted their own application to join the IPGT steering Committee and were accepted. New Zealand signed the IPGT Charter on November 16, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. The purpose of the IPGT is to accelerate the development of geothermal technology through international cooperation.  EGS is in an early stage of development and groups throughout the world are working to develop effective methodologies and practices.

Given global climate change and the world's current energy security concerns, people everywhere need a reliable baseload source of renewable energy. Of the existing renewable energies, geothermal is the only one that can fill this role. It is thus imperative that geothermal energy be made a viable possibility for societies throughout the world, irrespective of their hydrothermal resources. The IPGT is working to achieve this goal.

The IPGT Steering Committee met on 15/16 May 2012 in Denver Colorado, alongside the 2012 US Geothermal Peer Review. At the meeting each country developed a list of their top priorities, which they determined by three consolidation the views of the IPGT working group members. View working groups to see each countries top three priorities.