Who We Are

The Geothermal Association of Ireland

The Geothermal Association of Ireland (GAI) was formed in 1998. It is a centre for all involved in the  geothermal energy sector across the island of Ireland. GAI is a not-for-profit organisation.

Our aim is to promote the use of sustainable geothermal energy. GAI is committed to education and awareness building to promote the use of geothermal as a sustainable energy system in Ireland.

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 across the island of Ireland. 

Our Goals

The GAI promotes the 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 islands geothermal industry domestically and internationally.

Geothermal Energy Facts

  • Geothermal sources allow 3-4 units of heat to be produced by heat pumps using 1 unit of electricity.
  • It allows for heating and cooling of homes, offices, industry and large conurbations.
  • Geothermal is a low-carbon, viable, sustainable source of energy.
  • Ireland has an excellent source of shallow geothermal energy reserves.