Geothermal Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean

Hilton Reforma
  Mexico City, Mexico

GEOLAC 2017 will take place on April 25 & 26, 2017 in Mexico City!

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In the wake of a record year for GEOLAC in 2015, we are excited to announce that the 4th Annual Geothermal Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean (GEOLAC) will be hosted in Mexico, a dynamic energy market, one rich in geothermal, and one with a clear roadmap to future development. GEOLAC 2017 is co-hosted by the World Bank Group.

GEOLAC 2017 will explore the prospects for regional geothermal in an era of historically low renewable costs. Prices for solar and wind PPAs are smashing records region-wide. How is this impacting geothermal development? Are governments valuing geothermal appropriately given its ability to deliver firm capacity? How do developers view the regional markets vs. geothermal markets world-wide?

Working alongside our development partners, led by the World Bank Group, GEOLAC 2017 will gather key stakeholders – governments, utilities, multilaterals, developers, capital providers, and other providers of expertise – to explore opportunities for increased geothermal output, tackle obstacles to development, promote the exchange of knowledge and expertise, and facilitate vital new meetings and relationships.

Ultimately, GEOLAC will serve to catalyze the development of world-class geothermal projects in Latin America & the Caribbean.

Event Highlights

  • SENER's Leonardo Beltrán and Michelle Ramirez Confirm for GEOLAC '17

    Mexico’s Secretariat for Energy has confirmed it will send two senior officials to participate in GEOLAC 2017.  Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Secretary for Energy Planning and Transition, will keynote Day One of GEOLAC. He is joined on the agenda by Michelle Ramirez Bueno, SENER’s Director of Geothermal, who […]

  • CFE Joins SENER on GEOLAC '17 Agenda

    Magaly Flores, head of Mexico’s Comision Federal de Electricidad’s (CFE) geothermal program, has confirmed she will participate as a speaker at GEOLAC 2017. CFE is leading the charge for geothermal development in Mexico and holds a number of concessions and exploration permits. In July 2015, CFE put out […]

  • St. Vincent & Grenadines Confirm for GEOLAC 2017

    Ellsworth Dacon, Director of Energy for the Government of St. Vincent and Grenadines, has confirmed his participation in GEOLAC 2017. SVG has moved aggressively to develop its geothermal resource in recent years. Exploration drilling is expected to begin in 2018. Reykjavik Geothermal, one of the developers of the project, will […]




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Market News

  • GDF Facility closes in 10 days for Latin American geothermal

    There are 10 days left to apply for funding under the Geothermal Development Facility for Latin America. Launched on 15 January 2017 the period for submitting Expression of Interests runs out 28 February 2017. The following countries are eligible for consideration within the Andean Region: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and […]

  • St. Kitts finalizing geothermal agreement, will explore interconnect to Nevis

    St. Kitts is moving to finalize a geothermal agreement, while exploring the possibility of interconnection with Nevis and energy export. Confirming that geothermal resource exists on both St. Kitts and Nevis, Minister of Public Infrastructure with responsibility for Energy, the Honourable Ian Patches Liburd, called for a discussion on interconnectivity […]

  • LAC geothermal market to convene in Mexico City for GEOLAC 2017

    New Energy Events, with our co-hosts at The World Bank, is excited to announce that the  4th Annual Geothermal Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean (GEOLAC) will take place in Mexico City from April 25th – 26th. As the Caribbean and Latin America search for ways to develop sustainable […]