How to Unlock Some of the World’s Most Promising Geothermal Resources for Electricity Generation

International cooperation and knowledge sharing are highlighted at geothermal workshop in El Salvador.

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Gurbuz Gonul, Acting Director of Country, Support and Partnerships at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA):

“Central America holds some of the world’s most promising geothermal resources, that if utilized can help the region secure and deliver, inexpensive electricity while stimulating low-carbon economic growth.”

David Lopez Villafuerte, President of the Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River Group CEL:

“In the CEL Group we are proud to be part of this global effort to bring clean energy to our countries. Latin America needs renewables and this global network [the Global Geothermal Alliance] will give us the necessary tools to support the region.”

Tanja Gabriele Faller, Regional Director of the German Society for International Cooperation’s Program for the Promotion of Geothermal Energy in Central America:

“The development of more geothermal projects in the Central America region can boost the economy and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases. Our Program for the Promotion of Geothermal Energy, implemented by [the German Society for International Cooperation] on behalf of the German Government, supports this type of exchange of experiences, a resource as valuable as geothermal energy has to be tackled from different perspectives. For several years, we have been working together with IRENA because we share its commitment to support countries in their transition to a renewable energy future.”

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Jennifer Delony, analyst for TransmissionHub, started her career as a B2B news editor in the local and long-distance telecommunications industries in the '90s. Jennifer began covering renewable energy issues at the local level in 2005 and covered U.S. and Canadian utility-scale wind energy as editor of North American Windpower magazine from 2006-2009. She also provides analysis for the oil and natural gas sectors as editor of Oilman Magazine.

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