Geothermal Resources Council

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Geothermal Resources Council is a company based in Davis, California.

With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership and a 40-year plus track record, the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has built a solid reputation as one of the world’s premier geothermal associations. The GRC serves as a focal point for continuing professional development for its members through its outreach, information transfer and education services.

GRC Goals

The GRC is a tax-exempt, non-profit, educational association 501(c)(3). Formed in 1970, the GRC was incorporated in the state of Washington in 1972, and in California in 1981. With members in 40 plus countries, the GRC actively seeks to expand its role as a primary professional educational association for the international geothermal community.

The goals of the GRC are to:

  • Encourage worldwide development of geothermal resources through the collection and timely distribution of data and technological information.
  • Promote research, exploration and development of geothermal energy in ways compatible with the environment.
  • Serve as a public forum for the world geothermal community, providing transfer of objective and unbiased information on the nature of geothermal resources and techniques of geothermal development.
  • Cooperate with national and international academic institutions, industry and government agencies to encourage economically and environmentally sound development and utilization of geothermal resources.

GRC Membership

GRC membership is open to any person, organization, agency or company. Membership advantages include access to GRC functions, specifically its Annual Meeting and educational programs; a subscription to the GRC Bulletin; listing in the GRC Membership Roster and Registry of Geothermal Services & Equipment; companion membership in the International Geothermal Association; and the opportunity to stand for election to the GRC Board of Directors. Membership opportunities include:

Individual: Regular, Student and Benefactor. Students with an interest in geothermal resources and development are encouraged to join the GRC.

Corporate: Company/Institutional, Supporting, Sustaining and Patron. GRC Corporate Members include major developers of geothermal energy in the United States and around the world.

Retired: Over 65 years of age and retired. Retired GRC Members include many geothermal industry pioneers.


  1.  "About the GRC"
  2.  "Membership of the GRC"
  3.  "GRC Annual meeting"

Executive Director

Steve Ponder