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GRC Membership & Policy Committee Application

The GRC membership is open to any person, organization, agency, or company. Membership advantage include access to:

  • GRC Annual Meeting & Expo - Discount to the largest geothermal conference in North America, the GRC Annual Meeting is the most important yearly event in the geothermal world.
  • GRC Bulletin - (6 issues) official worldwide industry trade publication of the Geothermal Resources Council, the Bulletin is the definitive voice for geothermal energy development and production.
  • Online access to the GRC Membership Directory - provides business, consulting and research contacts throughout the international geothermal community.
  • Online GRC Library - More than 40,000 cataloged items, free downloads of premium content.
  • Education Program - special meetings, workshops, and conferences on a broad range of topics pertaining to geothermal exploration, development and utilization at a discount to members.
  • International Geothermal Association (IGA) Membership - through the GRC's affiliation with the International Geothermal Association (IGA), all GRC Members are automatically members of the IGA, which offers discount registration to its World Geothermal Congress events (every 5 years), quarterly IGA News and a special discount rate for the international publication, Geothermics.
  • Discount on advertising - exclusive first-access space consideration in all GRC publications.
  • GRC Policy Committee - make an impact and join the optional policy committee (see policy committee tab for more info).

Types of GRC Membership:

Single Memberships
- Individual $130 (New Tier Pricing For 2020! Tier 1: $130  Tier 2: $78  Tier 3: $39 See Note*)
- Student (student Id with a valid date or class schedule required) $20
- Retired (must be retired and 65 years of age or older) $65 (New Tier Pricing For 2020! Tier 1: $65  Tier 2: $39  Tier 3: $20 See Note*)
- Benefactor $230

Note*: The GRC Board of Directors approved a Tier Pricing structure for Individual and Retired memberships based on the current World Bank classification starting for 2020 memberships. To find out if the country you reside in qualifies for a discounted rate, please click on the below button. All countries not listed in the document are consider Tier 1.

2020 Tier Pricing

Corporate Memberships*
- Company (up to five representative memberships) $650
- Supporting (up to eleven representative memberships) $1,300
- Sustaining (up to twenty representative memberships) $2,275
- Patron (up to thirty representative memberships) $3,250


*Each representative can vote in the GRC Board of Directors elections** and will receive access to the GRC online library, the GRC Bulletin, the Membership Roster and Registry of Geothermal Services & Equipment, weekly email newsletter, updates on the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo, and information on any upcoming GRC workshops.

**Each corporate representative will have the same voting rights as an individual membership - One vote for each rep regardless of whether or not the corporation/organization has maxed out of the number of reps for the corporate level purchased. An actual person employed by the company must be designated as a rep in order to vote. The corporation/organization can delete, add, or switch a rep at any point during the year, but the person must have been designated as a rep with the GRC for at least 2 months before an election to be able to vote.

For corporate memberships and membership questions, please contact Anh Lay at or (530) 758-2360 ext. 100.

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Individuals actively employed in the geothermal industry. $130
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Individuals who want to give extraordinary support to the GRC. $230
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Individuals aged 65 years or older, retired. $65
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Individuals with current ID card from accredited institution. $20
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