The 3rd Iceland Geothermal Conference took place between the 26th and 29th of April 2016, in Harpa Conference hall, Reykjavik. The conference was focused on presenting an overview of three key topics that affect the geothermal sector: Operability, Feasibility and Practicality. These topics also refer to the key aspects of a geothermal energy project and its value chain.
IGC 2016 was the largest conference to-date, with regards to attendees, with a total of around 800 registered participants, delegates and exhibitors. The number of nationalities increased from 24 in 2013 to 47 nationalities in 2016. There was a total of 79 presentations given, all by recognized industry speakers.
In the closing session, Professor Michael Porter, of Harvard Business School, Adnan Z. Amin, Director General of IRENA, and Ásgeir Margeirsson, CEO of HS Orka, addressed the attendees. The closing remarks were made by President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, where he encouraged the industry to keep moving forward and to assist with the world’s energy transition.
IGC 2016 brought together respected experts from all around the world and provided opportunities for networking and the exchanging of knowledge from all parts of the geothermal value chain.