we will see the geothermal sector scale up to a mature energy provider that is able to offer a cost-effective, clean, baseload supply to its customers. With the Hague as our new seat, we can unleash the geothermal potential through building a global coalition of the willing that will drive standardisation, investment and sustainability goals.”

The Geothermal Association (IGA) is moving its operational headquarters to The Hague. The move is a result of close collaboration between the IGA and The Hague Business Agency, which focuses on bringing international companies and organisations to city. International IGA was previously based in Bonn, Germany. The move to significantly increase events across The Hague in related sciences and sectors. The Netherlands is a pioneer in geothermal solutions, particularly for greenhouse horticulture, as well as within the built environment and the move is seen as strategically important in positioning the technology in the fight against climate change. Bas Schot, head of The Hague Convention Bureau, said: “As a city famous for our association offering, we have the perfect infrastructure and expertise to host the IGA Headquarters and I look forward to welcoming them to The Hague.” The IGA represents the global geothermal industry at international organisations suchas theUnitedNations, the World Bank, the International Renewable Energy Agency and the International Energy Agency. The IGA is delighted to take a seat in the political capital of the Netherlands and be surrounded by embassies, industry partners and successful applications of geothermal energy. Dr Marit Brommer, IGA executive director, added: “In the coming decade

Saskia Bruines, deputy mayor of The Hague for Economy, International and Services, Municipality of The Hague said: “Companies and organisations that can strengthen the global energy transition are very welcome in The Hague. I encourage international organisations in our city and the conventional energy sector to partner with IGA.” The IGA’s triennial World Geothermal Congress typically attracts 1,300 people. The 6th edition of the WGC was rescheduled to 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland with the 2023 edition scheduled to take place in China.


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