The IGC Invest 2024 offered a captivating setting for informal discussions

03.07.2024 | Veranstaltungen | Marlene Käppler

The stunning views from the rooftop at our venue with Hogan Lovells in Frankfurt Main surely helped shape the discussions at this year’s International Geothermal Investment Conference (IGC Invest). While looking ahead at the horizon, participants exchanged views on the financing of geothermal projects, corporate investment models, the EU taxonomy, general bankability, and risk sharing mechanisms—all issues led by the main question of how to improve and extend the use of geothermal energy in Central Europe.

With great memories and awareness about new chances and challenges, we are looking back on the sixth International Geothermal Investment Conference (IGC Invest). Held in Frankfurt (Main) at our platinum sponsor Hogan Lovells venue in the city center, about 50 participants from all over Central Europe came together to exchange views on finance-related issues surrounding geothermal projects.

On June 25, the financing of geothermal projects as well as corporate investment models were in focus. With speakers from geopfalz GmbH, badenovaWÄRMEPLUS, Geoenergie Bayern, EnBW, STRABAG SE, and DeutscheErdwärme, we were able to cover a wide variety of issues. After, participants headed upstairs to the rooftop terrace for our annual IceBreaker, which allowed them to continue discussions in a casual setting.

The second day, June 26, concerned itself with EU taxonomies, changes, and challenges, the question of whether geothermal is bankable, and risksharing mechanisms in Europe. Insights came from Hogan Lovells, EGEC, Green Giraffe, Eavor, MunichRE, the SFOE, and AFPG.

We thank all of our speakers for their support and look forward to revisiting remaining and newfound issues next year.