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Global Membership of the GRC

As of December 31, 2018 the membership of the GRC stood at 1,205 from 44 different countries.


The GRC Honors & Awards ‐ Seeking the Best in Global Geothermal

The winners will be honored at the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo in Palm Springs, California, USA.

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for this year’s GRC Honors & Awards. The awards recognize distinguished colleagues in the geothermal community from around the world and have been a highlight of the geothermal calendar since the late 1970’s. More Information........


GRC Announces 2019 Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest

The first place winner will receive $150, second place - $100, and third place - $75. Honorable Mention photos will receive certificates.

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. The winners will be announced at the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo being held in Palm Springs, California, USA from September 15-18. More Information........


Geothermal Resources Council Announces Scholarships

Total of $14,000 in educational awards to be given to eight students in the global geothermal energy community

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2019 GRC Scholarship Awards. To qualify for any of these awards a student must be a GRC member (student memberships are only $20 per year). Selection of recipients will be based upon a variety of factors, including the individual’s academic record, student activities, geothermal industry experience, and career goals. More Information.........


Geothermal Resources Council Announces President-Elect

Jon Trujillo to be the next President of the GRC in 2021

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the election of Jon Trujillo as President-Elect. He will become the 27th President of the global geothermal energy organization in January 2021 after the term of current President Andy Sabin ends. More information.........


GRC Annual Meeting & Expo 2019 - Exhibitor Registration Now Open!

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the opening of registration for Exhibitors at one of the world’s largest geothermal energy conferences of the year. The 43 rd GRC Annual Meeting & Expo, taking place September 15-18 in Palm Springs, California, USA at the Palm Springs Convention Center, will showcase the worldwide availability of a clean, dependable renewable energy that provides grid stability 24 hours a day through both flexible and baseload power production. More Information.........


Geothermal Resources Council Welcomes New President

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has welcomed Dr. Andrew Sabin as the 27th President of the global geothermal energy organization, succeeding Maria Richards. More information........


GRC Annual Meeting 2019 - Call for Papers Issued

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has issued a call for papers for the world’s biggest annual geothermal energy conference of the year taking place September 15-18, 2019, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California, USA. The 43rd GRC Annual Meeting will highlight Geothermal: Green Energy for the Long Run - as a clean, dependable renewable energy, geothermal energy offers a long-term solution for the supply of low-carbon emission electricity. More Information.........


Geothermal Resources Council Announces New Board of Directors

The global GRC membership took part in the ballot in November, and the result was that five new members of the Board were elected: Andrea (Andy) Blair, Lara Owens, Robert Podgorney, Jefferson W. Tester and Hildigunnur (Hidda) Thorsteinsson. More Information........


Latest GRC News Releases

The GRC Honors & Awards ‐ Seeking the Best in Global Geothermal (PDF) (April 17)

The Geothermal Resources Council Announces 2019 Amateur Photo Contest (PDF) (April 15)

Geothermal Resources Council Announces Scholarships (PDF) (March 18)

Geothermal Resources Council Announces President-Elect (PDF) (March 11)

GRC Annual Meeting & Expo 2019 - Exhibitor Registration Now Open! (PDF) (February 25)

Geothermal Resources Council Welcomes New President (PDF) (February 15)

Reserve Your Hotel Rooms for GRC Annual Meeting & Expo (PDF) (January 28)

GRC Annual Meeting 2019 - Call for Papers Issued (PDF)
(January 16)

Geothermal Resources Council Announces New Board of Directors (PDF) (December 21)

Palm Springs, California to Host 43rd GRC Annual Meeting & Expo in 2019 (PDF) (November 12)

Winners of the 2018 Geothermal Photo Contest Announced (PDF) (October 9)

Geothermal Energy Awards Announced (PDF) (August 27)

Geothermal Resources Council Announces Scholarship Winners (PDF) (September 6)

GRC Announces Executive Director (PDF) (June 26)

Geothermal Resources Council and Geothermal Energy Association Members Overwhelmingly Vote for Unification (PDF) (January 8)



U.S. State-by-State Guides to Geothermal Energy Potential

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), and Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) have released guidance for U.S. states on meeting new clean energy standards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The free state-by-state guides walk through the benefits and uses of three major types of geothermal applications:

  • Power generation, Direct use, Heat pumps

More information.........


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