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GDF Latin America - GEOLAC 2018 Award Winner

We are proud to announce GDF Latin America was awarded the first GEOLAC prize for best financing program in geothermal within Latin America.

A great achievement for the progress of Geothermal in Latin America

We are very proud to announce that GDF was awarded the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2018.

Thank you to everyone who applied to Call Two (EOI).

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Press Release

The Geothermal Development Facility for Latin America (GDF) is pleased to announce grant awards for the first call of proposals.

Geothermal Development Facility for Latin America (GDF)

The GDF is the first multidonor climate initiative to promote geothermal energy within this region.

Responsible Development

GDF is committed to supporting the responsible development of geothermal projects.


Get to know the leadership team of the Geothermal Development Facility for Latin America.


On Monday, 8 December 2014, the KfW Development Bank organized a side event at UNFCCC COP20 to launch the Geothermal Development Facility (GDF). This video by IISD Reporting Services highlights key components of the Facility, including the Mitigation Risk Fund and the Technical Assistance Forum. GDF stakeholders also highlight the various types of support they are providing via the Facility. Produced by Asheline Appleton and filmed/edited by Ben Crowe.

Eligible Activities

Learn more about which geothermal development activities are eligible for grant funding through GDF.


Learn about previous and upcoming events for the Geothermal Development Facility for Latin America.


The objective of the Facility (GDF) is to encourage public and/or private investment in geothermal power development in Latin America.

Data Protection Policy

Protecting your privacy is a matter of importance. We will collect, process, and utilize only data that applicants supply voluntarily. GDF and IDA will not provide third parties with any personal data without first obtaining express permission.