To harness the potential of geothermal energy for generating electricity, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is working in coordination with the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA). GGA is a global platform that was created at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2015. GGA aspires to increase the installed capacity of geothermal power generation by five times and double the geothermal heating capacity by 2030. It also serves as a platform for co-operation, dialogue, and coordinated action between policymakers and geothermal industry stakeholders globally.

Due to this strong support from international organizations and increasing focus of governments on energy security and energy independence, the installed capacity of geothermal plants has increased globally, from 9,9992 Megawatts (MW) in 2010 to 13,909 MW in 2019, as per IRENA. Because of this growth, the geothermal power market will advance at a CAGR of 11.6% during 2016–2022, which will take the market revenue from $3,233.5 million in 2015 to $6,518.9 million by 2022.

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Globally, the Asia-Pacific (APAC) geothermal power market installed the largest capacity of geothermal power plants in 2015 to meet the growing demand for energy in the region. Three of the world’s largest geothermal power producers — the Philippines, Indonesia, and New Zealand — are in APAC. Additionally, P&S Intelligence projects that the region will lead the industry in the foreseeable future due to the increasing focus of the government on exploring the potential of geothermal energy, reducing the dependence on fossil fuels, and meeting the increasing demand for energy, by optimizing non-conventional sources.

Thus, the growing focus on renewable sources of energy and increasing support from governments and international organizations will lead to the widespread adoption of geothermal energy worldwide.