IGC Invest Geothermal 2020

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Join the the International Geothermal Investment Conference

After the successful  IGC Invest Geothermal Conferences 2017 and 2019, ThinkGeoEnergy and Enerchange invited to the third geothermal investment forum in Frankfurt/ Main in Germany. However, the Covid-19 pandemic, forces us to adopt the concept: the IGC Invest Geothermal Conference became a hybrid meeting. Held in the center of Europe’s financial sector, the event will be focusing on important elements of investing in geothermal energy development, such as risk mitigation, early stage financing, market overviews, due dilligences and financing tools.

The next event will take place on September 28 and 29, 2021 and focus on risk mitigation and promising geothermal markets.

Content Partner


EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, is a non-profit international organisation founded in 1998 to promote the European geothermal industry and enable its development both in Europe and worldwide, by shaping policy, improving business condition, and driving more research and development.


In this session the findings of the Georisk project of EGEC will be introduced as well as public and private risk share mechanisms.

Fit for 55: securing investment for renewable energy

Eva Hoos
European Commission

Unlocking geothermal investment with GEORISK tools

Philippe Dumas

The new Hungarian Risk Mitigation Scheme for Deep Geothermal Projects

Annamaria Nador

Update on Private Insurance Models

Achim Fischer-Erdsiek
NW Assekuranzmakler ProRisk GmbH & Co. KG

Closed-loop systems as a risk mitigation scheme for geothermal energy development

Robert Winsloe
Eavor Technologies Inc.

An investor will illustrate the risks of geothermal projects from his perspective and how he wants to cope with them. Various options to reduce the risks starting with Due Dilligence and exploration until the drilling contract the the planning and execution of the drilling will be shown by experts and discussed together with the investor and the participants.

Risks in Geothermal from the investor's perspective

Dr. Ingmar Helmke

Investment in geothermal energy, an engineering perspective

Dr. Hartwig Schröder
Enex Power Germany

Successful Risk Control and Mitigation for Drilling and Power Plant Construction

Dr. Christian Bauer

Exploration for Geothermal Energy

Dr. Wolfgang Bauer
Zukunft Geowärme GmbH

After the technical program of the event all participants are invited for a get togehter with canapés and drinks.

In the first session on the second day, three interesting geothermal markets (countries) in Middle Europe will be introduced with respect to ther geothermal areas, the installed capacity, the potential, the legal framework, the funding scheme and the risk mitigation options. In a further presentation a project of each market is presented.

The most interesting geothermal Markets worldwide

Alexander Richter

Geothermal Energy in Germany

Dr. Jochen Schneider

Geothermal Energy in the Netherlands

Martin van der Hout

In the round up session of the IGC Invest Geothermal actual developments and further actions to accelerate the geothermal development are discussed with various stakeholder also against the background of decarbonization of heating grids and the elctricity production.

Geothermal Energy in Croatia

Martina Tuschl
Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency

Expansion Potential of Deep Geothermal in Hungary

Annamaria Nador

Chances of lithium bearing brines in the Upper Rhine Graben (to be confirmed)

Elif Kaymakci

The Lunch will close the session and offer further networking opportunites.

Media Partners


ThinkGeoEnergy, is a geothermal focused advisory firm working for corporate clients on strategic, marketing and corporate finance related activities.
The firm operates the leading geothermal news website and network, covering the complete value chain of the geothermal power sector and industrial scale direct use sector globally.

Information website Tiefe Geothermie

The Informationsportal Tiefe Geothermie is the content strongest and most actual news plattform about deep geothermal energy in the German speaking area. The website offers in addition to the news a monthly newsletter and an extensive mercantile directory related to the news and German geothermal projects.


JeotermalHaberler is the new geothermal news platform for the Turkish market in Turkish language. The is a collaboration between ThinkGeoEnergy, the leading global geothermal news platform and Enerchange. Website: www.jeotermalhaberler.com



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