Join this event to…
Understand the key challenges faced by geothermal developments in Türkiye
Learn more about the World Bank-supported Risk Sharing Mechanism for geothermal exploration wells
Identify sources of concessional and commercial financing for your geothermal projects
Learn about utilizing geothermal heat directly by exploring different applications, project development and government support.
Learn about international best practices in sustainability and sustainable resource management.
Understand best practices in managing environmental and social issues in geothermal projects
Learn how to encourage and increase gender equality
This event is free to attend but spaces are limited, you can request your conference pass here: Registration
Geothermal wells are a source of constant, reliable, and flexible renewable energy that once harnessed can provide baseload electricity and heat
Türkiye is one of the global leaders in geothermal development. Thanks to the pioneering work of the General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA) and favorable government policies, geothermal electricity generation has grown from 30 MWe in 2008 to 1,665 MWe in 2022. Similarly, geothermal direct uses have almost doubled since 2015, reaching 5,113 MWt in 2022.
There is still much untapped geothermal potential in Türkiye. Mindful of this, the government has set ambitious targets for geothermal direct uses (11,150 MWt by 2025) and for electricity generation (4000 MWe). This would enable Türkiye to increase the use of national renewable resources and reduce energy imports.
However, challenges to the development of geothermal energy remain. Drilling for new wells is costly, and developing a new site takes years without a guarantee of success. Given that geothermal drilling is expensive and uncertain, developers are left with few sources of long-term finance at reasonable rates.
In order to discuss ways to overcome some of these challenges, the Türkiye Geothermal Conference (İzmir, 15-16 November 2022) will bring together key geothermal stakeholders, including government, national and international financial institutions, developers and equipment suppliers to share experiences and help mobilize the resources that will enable Türkiye to fulfill its geothermal potential.
STATUS OF GEOTHERMAL DEVELOPMENT IN TÜRKİYE
|9:00 – 9:10||Welcome Remarks
|9:10 – 9:40||Global Geothermal Market Overview
|9:40 – 10:10||Status of Geothermal Sector in Türkiye
Presentation about where Türkiye stands globally, potential (electricity and heat), prospects and pipeline
|10:10 – 11:10||Key Challenges for Geothermal Development in Türkiye
Panel discussion on global and local issues (macroeconomic, supply chains, regulation, etc.)
|11:10 – 11:40||Coffee Break|
|11:40 – 12:10||Risk Sharing Mechanism
Update on RSM (requirements for participation; status of sub-projects, lessons learned)
|12:10 – 13:10||Türkiye Geothermal Tour
Türkiye’s leading geothermal operators will showcase their projects via presentations, videos and/or interviews
|13:10 – 14:30||Lunch Break|
DIRECT USES OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
|14:30 – 14:35||Setting the Context for Geothermal Direct Uses (GDU)
|14:35 – 14:50||GDU Market Assessment
|14:50 – 15:05||Government Support for Direct Uses
|15:05 – 16:05||Clean, Competitive, Sustainable & Scalable: Making the Case for GDU
|16:05 – 16:45||Coffee Break|
|16:45 – 17:45||How Can GDU Drive Economies of Scale, Competitiveness, and Profitability From Türkiye’s Perspective?
|17:45 – 18:00||Closing Remarks
SUSTAINABLE GEOTHERMAL DEVELOPMENT
|8:30 – 8:35||Welcome Remarks
|8:35 – 9:00||CO2 Emissions from Turkish Geothermal Resources
|9:00 – 10:00||Sustainable Reservoir Management
Panel discussion with national and international experts on best practices and challenges in management of geothermal reservoirs.
|10:00 – 10:20||Geothermal Sustainability Protocol
|10:20 – 10:50||Coffee Break|
|10:50 – 12:50||Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts in Geothermal Projects
|12:50 – 13:10||Gender in Geothermal in Türkiye
|13:10 – 13:20||Closing Remarks
|13:20 – 14:15||Lunch Break|
Gender in Geothermal – Training
Interpretation Turkish-English will be available throughout the event and the agenda will include sessions in both Turkish and English.
The Türkiye Geothermal Conference (15-16 Nov) is an in-person event that will take place at the Kaya İzmir Thermal & Convention, a hotel and spa located in a tranquil area overlooking İzmir Bay.
Kaya İzmir Thermal & Convention
Ilıca Mah. Zeytin Sok. No:112 Narlıdere – İzmir
0232 238 51 51 / 0232 238 77 99
Participants will be responsible for their own accommodation. If you need assistance with your room booking at the Kaya İzmir Hotel, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
For any questions or comments please get in touch with the co-organizers (ATA Insights):
- Patricia Martinez | ATA Insights: email@example.com