2015 Geothermal Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean

InterContinental Managua Metrocentro Mall
  Managua, Nicaragua

Polaris to Host Site Visit During GEOLAC 2015

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Record Numbers for GEOLAC 2015


GEOLAC 2015, the largest annual gathering of the regional geothermal market, took place at the InterContinental Managua, Nicaragua, from November 18th-19th. Co-hosted by The World Bank Group, GEOLAC 2015 gathered close to 140 stakeholders from over 30 countries, including senior representatives from 13 regional governments.

At this time we would like to thank our speakers, sponsors and delegates for what was a record-breaking and highly successful event!

Dates for GEOLAC 2016 will be announced shortly.

Event Highlights

  • El Salvador: Harvesting Geothermal Energy

    In El Salvador, a solution to the waste heat and steam produced by geothermal plants is helping women earn more money while also battling climate change. LaGeo, El Salvador’s power generation firm, came up with a plan to put dozens of women from 15 rural communities to work; the […]

  • GEOLAC 2015 Presentations

    Risk Mitigation: One Size Doesn’t Fit All Migara Jayawardena, World Bank Jens Wirth, KfW Project Showcase: El Ceibillo, Guatemala Silvia Alvadado, National Commission of Electric Energy – Guatemala Breakthrough Markets: Bolivia, Honduras & Peru Marco Antonio Escobar Seleme, ENDE – Bolivia  Ing. Rene Soto, Secretariat of Energy, Natural Resources, Environment and […]




InterContinental Managua Metrocentro Mall

Paseo de la Unión Europea, Managua 14005


Market News

  • Dominica to establish company to construct geothermal plant

    The Government of Dominica has secured the US$46 million to establish a company that will build a 7 MW geothermal plant over a 2 year period. The company will act as a Special Purpose Vehicle (S.P.V) to finance the construction of the plant, which will sell power […]

  • IDB to invest in geothermal energy exploration in Nicaragua

    In Nicaragua, the IDB will invest in a project for the exploration and certification of geothermal reserves. The development bank stated the purpose of the project as promotion of renewable energy alternatives and foreign investment in the country. Public and private partnerships are expected to result from this endeavor to […]

  • Thermal Energy Partners begin final design for Nevis geothermal project

    Technical teams arrived in Nevis last month to make final preparations with the Nevis Electric Utility (NEVLEC) before launching the construction of the island’s first geothermal power plant. Thermal Energy Partners, LLC (TEP) has joined Turboden, Clemessy and subsidiary, Eiffage, in a joint venture to provide EPC services for […]