Geothermal News

  • Successful use of Kuritherm®

    A Turkish geothermal power plant solved valve blockages thanks to Kuritherm® products. A remarkable well maintenance time reduction could be achieved. It was calculated a saving of 6 million euro per year thanks to the operational improvements and reductions of shut downs. Read the full case ...


    By Kurita

  • 10 years partnership between HSM and OroVerde

    HSM GmbH + Co. KG, a South German manufacturer of shredders and baling presses, has been supporting the non-profit tropical forest foundation OroVerde for ten years. Ten years in which concrete projects for the conservation of the rainforest ecosystem were completed. The rainforests of Guatemala are a real treasure, where rare species such as the bright red macaw, howler monkey, the quetzal ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • The GRC Awards - Seeking the Best in Global Geothermal

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for this year’s GRC Awards. The awards recognize distinguished colleagues in the geothermal community from around the world and ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • The Geothermal Resources Council Announces 2018 Amateur Photo Contest

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is pleased to announce this year’s Amateur Photo Contest. The purpose of the contest is to showcase quality photography featuring geothermal energy around the world. ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Unlock the power of FEHM with SVOFFICE 5/WR

    SVOFFICE 5/WR integrates the front-end of our acclaimed numerical analysis software with the powerful FEHM Control Volume Finite Element solution engine. Users can leverage SVFLUX WR capabilities such as double porosity / double permeability to simulate realistic and detailed analyses such ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • SHARC innovative heating system to make a splash

    A swimming pool is at the forefront of a renewable energy revolution which creates heat from waste water. In the first project to be delivered by a new joint venture between Scottish Water Horizons and East Midlands-based SHARC Energy Systems and one of the first of its kind in the UK, Campbeltown’s Aqualibrium leisure centre will be heated by the use of ground-breaking technology which ...

  • Update to 2018 Geothermal Resources Council Scholarships Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), a non-profit educational association dedicated to the promotion of geothermal energy and associated technologies around the world, is announcing the following changes to the 2018 GRC Scholarship Awards: ...

  • Geothermal Resources Council Announces New Latin American Office

    The focus of the GRC-LATAM will be geothermal development and support for Latin America, bringing geothermal education and outreach to the region. The main goals for this office will be to expand GRC membership, provide services in Spanish, and support meetings and forums within the ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Geothermal Resources Council and Geothermal Energy Association Members Overwhelmingly Vote for Unification

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) and the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) are excited to announce their unification. Combining the GRC and GEA strengthens the voice of our industry with a single organization devoted to advancing the science, education, and development of renewable geothermal energy resources. Members of both organizations voted on the decision to unify and the ...

  • Geothermal Resources Council Announces New Board of Directors

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the general membership to 2-year terms. To provide continuity, half of the Board is elected every year. All GRC members are eligible for election to the Board of Directors. The global GRC membership took part in the ballot in November, and the result was that four new members of the Board were ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Best Geothermal Energy Presentations of 2017 Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the outstanding technical presentations from the global geothermal energy community for 2017. The selections were made in each of the GRC Technical Sessions held in early October at the 41st GRC Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, the world’s largest annual geothermal energy event. The judging criteria ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • 41st GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GeoExpo+ Attracts International Geothermal Industry

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), one of the world’s premier geothermal energy associations, reports a successful 41st GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GeoExpo+ from October 1 to 4 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. At the Opening Session, GRC Annual Meeting Chair Joe Moore welcomed the attendees from 35 different countries and introduced an array of speakers from the ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • The Most Efficient Form of Renewable Energy

    The renewable energy sector is growing fast. Its strength lies in its diversity and its numerous tangible benefits. This infographic explores the different types that are currently in use. Learn more about how they work and how experts determine their efficiency. Renewable energy accounted for a tenth of the total US energy consumption in 2015. Half of this was in the form of electricity. There ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Winners of the 2017 Geothermal Photo Contest Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest. The purpose of the contest is to showcase quality photography featuring geothermal energy around the world. 1st Place: Northern lights over a well protection dome in Hellisheidi and the Nesjavellir power plant - Bastien Poux, ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Enel and ENAP Inaugurate South America`s First Geothermal Power Plant Cerro Pabellón

    Enel and ENAP inaugurated Cerro Pabellón, which is the first geothermal power plant in South America and the world's first large-scale facility of this kind to be built at 4,500 meters above sea level. The inauguration ceremony, which follows the start of operations at the second of the plant's two 24 MW-units, was opened by Chile's President Michelle Bachelet and attended by Chile's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Governments Adopt ‘Florence Declaration’ and Agree to Work Closer to Advance Geothermal Energy

    Governments have agreed to work together to identify and implement measures that will significantly increase the speed of geothermal energy development around the world, following a milestone meeting between public and private leaders Florence this week. Under the terms of the ‘ ...

  • Winners of Geothermal Energy Awards Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), one of the world’s premier geothermal associations, has announced awards honoring the best and brightest of the global geothermal energy community. These prestigious awards have been a highlight of the geothermal calendar since the late 1970's. The GRC will present the prestigious Aidlin, Pioneer, Henry J Ramey Jr., Ben Holt, and Special ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • IAPWS meeting in Kyoto

    The annual meeting of the International Association of the Properties of Water and Steam took place in Kyoto, Japan from August 27th to September 1st . Around 100 experts from academia and industry were discussing actual topics related to water and steam. Shintaro Mori from Kurita Water Industries and Dr. Wolfgang Hater from Kurita Europe joined the working group Power Cycle Chemistry (PCC). The ...


    By Kurita

  • SolarWorld Americas Supplies 14.2 MW in Solar Panels for Innovative Nevada Project

    The project at Patua, about 40 miles east of Reno, has set the solar array side by side with a binary geothermal production plant to take advantage of solar's peak performance periods at times when the geothermal is comparatively less efficient - during the daytime and summer. The combined result provides constant power generation. While not the first, the project is thought to be the biggest of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Utah to Host Ultimate Geothermal Energy Event in October

    Over 1,300 attendees will gather at the world’s largest annual geothermal energy event, the GRC Annual Meeting and GeoExpo+, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah from October 1-4, 2017. Utah Governor Gary Herbert will address the Opening Session of the GRC Annual Meeting on Monday, October 2, and he will be joined by other special guests and energy experts. ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

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