- December 8, 2014. KfW Development Bank organized a side event at UNFCCC COP20 to launch the Geothermal Development Facility (GDF).
- April 26, 2016. KfW introduced the GDF at the World Bank/ESMAP GGDP Roundtable in Reykjavik, Iceland. KfW also announced and introduced IDA Fund Managers, LLC (IDA) as the selected fund manager for the facility. KfW named the key decision-makers within IDA as Mr. Alan Beard, Lead Fund Manager, Dr. Warren T. Dewhurst, Lead Geothermal Project Manager, and Mr. Chis McCormick, Senior Investment Officer.
- October 23–26, 2016. Introductory pre-application information workshop at the GEA Geothermal Energy Expo 2016, in Sacramento, CA.
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