15 – 16 June 2015 |United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)
Director-General Adnan Z. Amin at the GGA Meeting
The Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) will serve as a coalition for action to increase the share of geothermal energy in the global energy mix through both geothermal power generation and direct use of geothermal heat.
Over 70 high level representatives of partners of the GGA from more than 20 countries met in Nairobi to discuss the concept of the Global Geothermal Alliance initiative. Participants of the meeting included representatives from African Union Commission; Eastern Africa Power Pool; ENEL Green Power; European Investment Bank; Geothermal Energy Association; International Geothermal Association; International Finance Cooperation, JICA, New Partnership for Africa's Development; Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa; Reykjavik Geothermal; Secretariat of the Pacific Community; UNEP; World Bank.
The valuable feedback provided during the meeting will shape the way forward towards its formal launch at the COP21 in Paris.
Presentations by session below:
Session 1: Geothermal Energy: Challenges and Opportunities
Although geothermal energy is a proven clean technology, the slow pace of its deployment hinders reaping benefits geothermal can bring in as a game changer. This Session provided an overview of the deployment of geothermal energy at the global scale.
International Geothermal Association (IGA), Overview of geothermal deployment - TrendsIRENA, Global Atlas for Renewable Energy, Support to the GGA
Philippines:Department of Energy
Colombia:Mining and Energy Planning Unit
Costa Rica: Costa Rican Institute of Electricity
El Salvador: National Energy Council
Participants during the GGA meeting
Session 2: Enabling Geothermal Investments
Through stakeholder experiences and perspectives, this session will highlight financial mechanisms available for geothermal and infrastructure investment, the creation of enabling policy and regulatory environments to attract investment, and risk mitigation tools to encourage investment.
Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy of France, Innovative schemes in support of geothermal energy industry in France
African Union Commission, Geothermal risk mitigation facility GRMF Its Role in Unlocking Investment
Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) of the USA, Best practices for geothermal power risk reduction
ENEL Green Power, Geothermal opportunities in Kenya
International Finance Cooperation (IFC), Private financing of geothermal development: IFC’s global experience
Session 3: Global Geothermal AllianceThis session will provide detailed discussion of the concept of the Global Geothermal Alliance initiative based on the draft Concept Note circulated to all stakeholders prior to the meeting.
A tour of Olkaria Geothermal Complex and Power Station in Nakuru, Kenya, for meeting attendees