The commissioning of thelargest ORC system in Europe of 17.5 MWe in the Velika Ciglena geothermal power plant, Croatia, was completed by Turboden for the Turkish customer Geoen – MB Holding, in December 2018. The Velika Ciglena project exploits steam and hot water at 170°C to produce electricity to feed the local power grid.
The General Confederation of Italian Industry (Confindustria) published this week a “White Paper for an Efficient development of Renewable Energy Resources in Italy to 2030” (in Italian). Confindustria recognizes traditional geothermal power plants as the main components of Italy’s geothermal production.
COP24 is kicking off in Katowice, Poland on 3 December. This round of international climate negotiations among partners of the UNFCCC is reputed the most important one following the COP21 in Paris where the parties agreed to pursue an objective of limiting the rise of global temperature well below 2°C, aiming for 1.5°C. Several events on geothermal energy are being organised.
09:30 - 17:30
The 7th Stakeholders Meeting of the ETIP-DG will take place on Wednesday 9th January 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.
14:00 - 17:30
On Thursday 10th January 2019, the event "FLEXIRES: The role of flexible renewable generation for a successful decarbonisation of electricity" aims at discussing the role of flexible renewable generation, including geothermal, for a successful decarbonisation of electricity.
The GeoEnergi conference will take place on 4th - 5th February, 2019. It is an important meeting place for anyone seeking knowledge about geothermal energy in industry, research, business and management. Attention will be paid to market opportunities related to different geothermal energy utilization technologies, with emphasis on national players.
EGEC, alongside other renewable associations (Bioenergy Europe, EREF, EHPA, ESTELA, EUREC, Ocean Energy Europe, Solar Heat Europe) has co-signed a joint statement denouncing proposal to make fossil fuels eligible for funding in the ERDF.
Brussels, 13 November 2018 - EGEC welcomes the adoption of the Renewable Energy Directive, the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Governance Regulation by the European Parliament today. The new legislations will be the basis for the European climate and energy regulatory framework after 2020.
In an open letter to Commissioner Cañete, the Renewable Energy Industry Associations call for an ambitious vision to achieve the pathway of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
More than 120 members from 28 countries, including private companies, national associations, consultants, research centres, geological surveys, and public authorities, make EGEC the strongest and most powerful geothermal network in Europe, uniting and representing the entire sector.READ MORE