Welcome to GAI

The Geothermal Association of Ireland (GAI) was formed in 1998 as a centre for all involved in geothermal energy in Ireland. GAI is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to promote the use of sustainable geothermal energy.

Our members are involved in all aspects of geothermal.

GAI is affiliated with the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) and the International Geothermal Association (IGA).

Our Mission

GAI's mission is to promote the sustainable development of geothermal energy in Ireland.

We aim to:

  • Improve the understanding of clean geothermal energy.
  • Support our membership and our communities to deliver geothermal energy to the highest standards.
  • Represent our membership: we are the voice for the Irish geothermal industry domestically and internationally.

Geothermal Energy

  • Geothermal is a low-carbon, viable, sustainable source of energy.
  • Globally geothermal energy produces over 90 TWhr, or enough energy to power Ireland three times over.
  • Geothermal is used for heating, cooling and electricity.
  • By 2040 Munich plans to heat over half a million homes using district heating powered by geothermal. That's the equivalent supplying all of Dublin's houses with heat from geothermal.

Membership

Our members cover all aspects of the geothermal industry in Ireland and Northern Ireland, and we represent our membership's interests.  

We organise and support webinars/seminars and workshops on all aspects of geothermal, both public and for our membership.

GAI and its members support and design the industry standards and guidelines for geothermal. 

Our members get access to Geotrainet.

GAI's Vice Chair represents the interests of Ireland's geothermal industry at EGEC which promotes the European geothermal industry in Europe and worldwide, by shaping policy, improving business condition, and driving more research and development.

GAI is a member of Renewable Energy Ireland.

 

 

News

 

Upcoming Events:
On Friday, June 4th with GSNI and QUB we will host the next webinar on the future for Geothermal Energy, Northern Ireland.

Philippe Dumas, Thomas Le Guenan, Attila Kujbus, and Christain Boissavy from EGEC will discuss GEORISK: GEORISK aims to develop financial schemes that mitigate the impact of geothermal resource risk by spreading it in such a manner that project developers can accept their fair share of it. Risk mitigation lowers the financial exposure of developers in case of failure to develop a geothermal reservoir. The webinar will comprise four short talks on different aspects of the GEORISK project.

Please sign up at Eventbrite

Our Members

We can only deliver because of the support of our membership. 

Membership of the GAI provides access to networking opportunities with industry leaders and stakeholders, a voice in policy development, and ready access to key industry information and developments.

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Thanks to The Bridge for our new logo.