Program 2019

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Dr. Jochen Schneider

Global Geothermal Overview

Alexander Richter

Legal Aspects of Geothermal Energy

Benjamin Richter
Rödl & Partner GbR

The early stage of geothermal project development is the most critical phase, with high risks and high investment. Experts from Geothermal Developers and will speak about their experience and discuss risk management and financing of geothermal projects. 

Financing of the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project

Ryan Law
Geothermal Engineering Ltd.

Geothermal Development in Turkey (tbc)

Ali Kindap
Zorlu Enerji

Radu Gruescu
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Over the past years, geothermal development financing has seen various models being developed. Within this session some of these models  re introduced and the role of funding programs and incentives discussed by Investors, Donors and Developers.

The GDF program for Latin America

Arndt Wierheim
KFW Bankengruppe

Program for the Development of Geothermal Energy in Mexico

Michelle Ramirez

Project developers are faced with significant challenges obtaining affordable capital, because investors (debt or equity) are uncomfortable with the risk and the price for external capital is too high for the project to be viable. With larger scaled projects, based on phased PPAs or modular plant developments, i.e. using well head generators, solutions will be introduced and discussed with power plant engineers, developers, operators and investors.

Electricity generation has been the most prominent target of geothermal project development, however further opportunities for geothermal energy utilisation exist to make projects more profitable. To use geothermal heat directly is an obvious choice, but with the summer periods a gap exists in the business case. Another – upcoming topic is the extraction of minerals from geothermal brines. The session will discuss the multiple usage of geothermal energy.

Financing of Greenhouses in the Netherlands

Ivan Das

Lithium Extraction from Geothermal Brines

Randy Keller
MGX Minerals

With the various features of geothermal energy and the possibilities to finance introduced during the day, this discussion round will draw conclusions on financing geothermal development and the instruments to accelerate project development and technological advancements.

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