Closing Chapter One

Fellow enthusiasts of sustainable energy, we are thrilled to invite you one last time to our groundbreaking online event, "Virtual Seminar #8: Closing Chapter One”. It will take you on an incredible journey through the last five years of geothermal energy and provide a compelling glimpse into what the next five years hold in store for this revolutionary industry. For several decades, geothermal energy has been quietly revolutionizing our energy landscape, providing clean, sustainable power while leaving a minimal carbon footprint. This final episode of our appraised Virtual Seminar series will be a unique opportunity to reflect on the remarkable developments that have occurred in the geothermal sector over the past five years, as well as what's next to come. 

Join us as we bid farewell with one last unforgettable seminar and reveal exciting news about what’s next to come. Although the era of Virtual Seminars has come to an end, new things are on the horizon. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this exciting journey together. Together, we will continue to explore the potential, opportunities, and challenges that lie ahead on our journey to a greener and more sustainable future. See you there!

16.00 CET (GMT +1), 10.00 EST (GMT -5), 07.00 PST (GMT -8)



Alexander Helling

CEO, Baseload Capital

Alexander is in charge of Baseload Capital’s investments and overall portfolio performance. He has extensive experience in international project finance, as well as in corporate governance.

Magnus Brandberg


Magnus Brandberg is a founding partner and investment professional at the family owned investment company Gullspång Invest. The company aims to accelerate paradigm shifts that transforms global systems to a more sustainable and resilient state by providing long-term, patient capital to purpose-driven entrepreneurs.Magnus Brandberg has a background in renewable energy and cleantech. As an investor, board member and project manager, Magnus has experience of all parts of the energy value chain. Magnus holds an MBA from INSEAD (11D) and a M.Sc in Energy Systems Engineering from University of Uppsala.

Alexander Richter


Alexander founded ThinkGeoEnergy in 2008. Since then he has been a major spokesperson for the industry. He has served as an IGA Director since 2013, was its president from 2016-2020, and is Director-at-Large on the Board of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association.

Sylvain Brogle

President, International Geothermal Association

Sylvain holds a degree in mechanical engineering and earned an MBA from UCSB. Throughout his international career within multinational enterprises, he has undertaken pivotal roles such as EPC and Business Development Director within the water and renewable energy sectors. Over the past 15 years, Sylvain has been actively engaged in geothermal initiatives, serving as the Vice President of the French Geothermal Association and, as of May 2023, assuming the role of President of the International Geothermal Association (IGA). In recent years, Sylvain's primary focus has been on advancing geothermal activities for various entities, including companies, associations, and governmental organizations. Additionally, he has played a crucial role in advocating for geothermal technology by organizing forums, seminars, and webinars. Furthermore, Sylvain has been a proactive participant in training programs tailored for both students and engineers.

Bryant Jones

Executive Director, Geothermal Rising

Bryant Jones is a policy and energy scholar who has spent the past five years researching at the nexus of policy studies, science and technology studies, and energy transition studies. His research at Boise State University explores how energy advocacy coalitions frame narratives and establish field rules and boundaries as they seek to gain attention and be placed on policy agendas. Bryant has 15 years of policy experience at federal, state, and local levels of government. He served in roles at the White House Office of Management, U.S. Department of State, on Capitol Hill, and is a National Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project. In February 2023, he officially enrolled as the Executive Director of Geothermal Rising.

Taylor Mattie

Director of Technology Transfer & Deployment, Project Innerspace

Taylor is dedicated to advancing energy sustainability through the utilization of geothermal resources in any capacity the role demands. With a wealth of experience and a background in both the petroleum and geothermal sectors, Taylor offers a distinctive perspective on the current state of the industry and its future potential. After 6+ years at Baker Hughes, he just recently joined Project InnerSpace where he’ll be working to bring technology from O&G into the geothermal space and strategically deploy capital to advance the growth rate of the global geothermal market.

Philippe Dumas

Secretary General, EGEC

Philippe first worked in a European engineering company as representative in Brussels for EU affairs (2000-2007). Firstly involved in geothermal energy with EGEC, starting as delegate in Brussels, and since September 2008, He’s the EGEC Secretary general in Brussels managing the association: The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) is the European association, founded in May 1998 and based in Brussels, Belgium. EGEC unites more than 190 companies and organizations, representing more than 500 entities from 30 European countries, working in the geothermal field in Europe. The main goal of EGEC is to foster market development for geothermal energy and to work for improvement of business conditions in Europe. Author and co-author of several publications (Market reports, policy-financial & socio-economical papers, Research & Innovation agendas and roadmaps); frequent contributor to conferences, workshops and seminars; active in a number (more than 30) of EU-funded research and market uptake projects, from 2000 until today, on climate and energy, with a focus on geothermal.

Mattias Goldmann

Founder of 2030-secretariat and CEO Goldmann Green

Mr Goldmann has been elected Sweden's most influential in sustainability, he was knighted by the French President for his climate work and has won the lobbyist of the year award. He has been Chief Sustainability Officer of Europe's largest technical consultancy firm Sweco, CEO of Sweden's green and liberal think tank Fores, spokesperson for the Swedish Green Motorists and elected for office for the Green Party. He is the CEO of Goldmann Green and founder and spokesperson of the 2030-secretariat for a fossil independent transport sector. Mattias is Swedish, Geneva-born but lives in Bangkok where he is focusing on sustainable mobility.


Kristina Hagström Ilievska

CMO, Baseload Capital

Kristina is in charge of Baseload’s marketing and communications. She has more than 10 years of experience in strategic marketing and communications as well as in sales and change management. In addition to her marketing role at Baseload, Kristina is a specialist in sales and marketing integration, and a sought-after public speaker and coach.

Pernilla Wihlborg

COO, Baseload Capital & CEO, Baseload Power

Pernilla is in charge of Baseload’s overall operations and of building up the local Baseload Power companies to become autonomous geothermal developers. With more than 15 years of experience in business and corporate development, from both larger corporations as well as start-ups, Pernilla aims to find the balance between structure and being fast while managing growth. Supporting Baseload Capital’s mission to be a catalyst for renewable energy while leading the way to more resilient societies and a planet in balance.

Gabriella Skog

Creative Director, Baseload Capital

Gabriella is a former geologist now working as our Creative Director. With over 7 years of geothermal experience, she combines her unique skillset of geological knowledge with expertise in influencer marketing, digital branding, and communication to drive our creative strategy, align our brand expression, and spread geothermal awareness globally.


#1 Closing Chapter One
Join us for the grand finale as we reflect on the transformative journey of geothermal energy over the past five years and unveil exciting prospects for the next chapter. Celebrate the achievements, anticipate future innovations, and mark the beginning of a new era in sustainable energy. 

#2 What lies ahead?
An insightful discourse with Magnus Brandberg as he delves into the systematic changes essential for creating a better world. Gain valuable perspectives on societal transformation and be inspired to contribute to a brighter future.

#3 Panel of Directors - Perspectives from Global Associations 
Pernilla Wihlborg will lead an engaging discussion with directors from prominent organizations such as IGA, GR, Project Innerspace and EGEC. Gain valuable insights into the past, present, and future of geothermal energy as these esteemed leaders share their perspectives on the industry's trajectory. 

#4 Turning challenges into opportunities
Discover a fresh perspective on sustainability, applicable to individuals, businesses, and organizations alike, from the local to the global level. Join us for an inspiring speech by Mattias Goldmann on reshaping our collective mindset for a more sustainable future.

#5 Fostering collaboration 
Join us for an insightful Q&A session with Alexander Richter about the significance of news channels in the geothermal world. Gain valuable insights into the background of ThinkGeoEnergy, its role in aligning the industry, and a tantalizing glimpse into what the future holds.

#6 Looking back 
Join us for the heartfelt conclusion as Alexander Helling reflects on the remarkable achievements of the past five years in geothermal and renewable energy. In this closing chapter, we'll celebrate milestones, acknowledge progress, and set the tone for the exciting journey that lies ahead. 


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