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 proceedings at #GEOLAC2017.

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 Iceland Drilling, ISOR, Mannvit, and […]

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.

JICA and Bolivia sign $552 million loan for Laguna Colorada, Confirm for GEOLAC

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement with the Government of Bolivia for a US$552m loan for the construction of the Laguna Colorada Geothermal Power Plant. The funding will extend to the construction of a 100-megawatt geothermal power plant, transmission lines and incidental facilities in Sol de Mañana. The director of […]

Caribbean geothermal countries line up for GEOLAC

Three of the Caribbean’s top contenders for “first past the geothermal post” – Dominica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines – have confirmed their participation in GEOLAC. A recent New Energy Events article flagged the strides made by Dominica in the past 12 months, progress which will be showcased at GEOLAC by H.E. […]

Hajime Takeuchi, JICA’s Director General for LAC, Confirms for GEOLAC

Hajime Takeuchi, the Director General for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has confirmed he will participate in GEOLAC 2017. JICA’s perspective, as one of the biggest financiers of geothermal across the region, is particularly germane to broader discussions at GEOLAC this year around the long-term competitiveness of geothermal […]

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 an official “call” to local and international […]

Guatemala Announces 40 MW RFP; Confirms Delegation for GEOLAC

In the wake of the recent announcement of a 40 MW RFP for geothermal, the organizers of GEOLAC are pleased to announce that Guatemala will be substantially represented at GEOLAC in Mexico. Confirmed to speak at GEOLAC 2017 are Carlos F Rodas, Head of Planning and Regulation at Empresa Electrica de Guatemala, Silvia Alvarado de […]

Mexico Rolls out Major Players for GEOLAC

In an indication of the commitment of the Mexican government to developing national geothermal resources, all the key entities engaged in development have confirmed their participation in GEOLAC 2017. Mexico’s delegation is led by Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition for SENER. He will share the stage with Magaly Flores Armenta, Director […]