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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]