Practical information

Date: Tuesday, 26 May
Time: 13.00 – 14.00h
Location: online

The energy transition is about the shift to renewable energy sources. When someone is asked to mention a renewable energy source, two obvious answers would be wind- and solar energy, right? Another important, renewable energy source is geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is not widely used yet, but it is gaining momentum and it is also a very sustainable way of energy extraction. An important advantage of geothermal energy over other renewables, is that it may provide baseload supply as it does not depend on weather conditions.

Historically, geothermal energy has been utilised predominantly for power generation, and as such it has been limited to areas near tectonic plate boundaries and other ´hot spots´ due to the need of high-temperature resources for power generation. The past decade however, has seen a strategic shift in the positioning of geothermal energy as a steady supplier for the heating and cooling market for which lower temperature resources are needed. This shift has massively widened the scope and size of the geothermal portfolio.

During this webinar, Marit Brommer will use her energy to enlighten you about geothermal energy and share the insights of the current state of play and how geothermal energy can be seen as a strong player in the sustainable resource pathway to a net-zero future.


  • Examples of how we currently use this resource
  • Learn about the future outlook for this form of energy right, which is beneath our feet.


Marit Brommer is the Executive Director of the International Geothermal Association (IGA). She took seat in April 2017 coming from the Oil and Gas sector with a decade of experience in technology deployment and geoscience portfolio management. Marit is a passionate geologist with a Masters from the Free University in Amsterdam and a PhD from TU Delft. She is dedicated to transition the IGA into a professional body renowned for its geothermal expertise, networking opportunities and global presence. In addition, she is keen to strengthen the activities with Renewables Energy partners with a commitment to make Geothermal Energy play a substantial part in the future Energy Mix.

Due to the Coronavirus we are, until further notice, not able to host physical Energy Learning Activities for our Energy Academy Programme. Instead we have carefully selected several webinars with suitable topics and speakers that fit right into the Energy Academy Programme as you know and love! Your registered participation in the selected webinars will count as a Learning Activity for the Energy Academy Certificate.

This event is a public event, open to anyone with an interest, to join in. The event is organized by New Energy Coalition for the Energy Academy Programme and is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen. The Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Programme. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the Energy Academy Certificate.