2017 Geothermal Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean

Hilton Reforma
  Mexico City, Mexico

Government Officials from Eleven Countries Confirmed for GEOLAC

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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

  • GEOLAC 2017 – Record Numbers Heading to Mexico!

    150 registrants from over 30 countries will gather in Mexico City this week for the biggest annual gathering of the LAC geothermal market. Government officials from 13 countries are confirmed to attend, presenting projects and programs in markets from Ecuador, Dominica and Bolivia, to Mexico, St. Lucia and Guatemala. Follow […]

  • Iceland Announces Sponsorship; Signing with Mexico to Take Place at GEOLAC

    The Icelandic Geothermal Cluster Initiative, an organization representing the interests of over 50 Icelandic companies actively serving the geothermal industry, has confirmed a senior sponsorship role at GEOLAC 2017. Signaling a strong presence for Iceland in the LAC geothermal markets, the cluster will be represented by household names such as […]

  • Government Officials from Eleven Countries Confirmed for GEOLAC

    Senior government officials from across Latin America and the Caribbean have confirmed their participation in GEOLAC 2017. Amongst those confirmed are representatives from Mexico, Chile, Guatemala, Dominica, St. Lucia, Ecuador, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Bolivia, Peru and Honduras. Register for GEOLAC today here […]




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