• Subhorizontal Geothermal Well Architecture A Proven Concept

    PUBLISHED: March 21, 2018

    GPC IP has announced the successful completion and test of a second subhorizontal geothermal well on the Paris suburban Cachan site for its customer DALKIA (EDF Group).

    The well, which will serve as the injection unit of the local Geothermal District Heating doublet, is similar in design to the production well achieved in late December 2017, recorded as a world premiere in geothermal well engineering.

    It features an openhole drain, 8"1/2 in diameter and 1 005 m long (against 1 001 m for the first well).

    Targeted at a nominal 450 m3/h productive/injective performance, the new doublet managed by a DALKIA/City of Cachan JV (DALKIA operator), will replace two existing, 34 years old, doublets, both cumulating 350 m3/h capacity.

    The concept, pioneered by GPC IP, opens attractive perspectives for geothermal development in densely populated areas undergoing moderate to poor (by geothermal standards) reservoir performance.

    Press release from GPC IP

  • EGEC at GeoTHERM 2018

    PUBLISHED: March 20, 2018

    The twelfth GeoTHERM, the largest geothermal trade fair in Europe, has taken place in Offenburg (Germany) last week, on 1-2 March 2018. Below you may find a photo gallery and a summary of events and activities organised by EGEC and its partners.

  • Heating & Cooling: towards a fossil-free reality?

    PUBLISHED: March 14, 2018

    On May 22nd, join the EURACTIV event supported by European Copper Institute, AEBIOM, EGEC and Solar Heat Europe on heating and cooling.



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  • Modelling of the heating and cooling sector in the Clean Energy Package

    PUBLISHED: March 19, 2018

    EGEC’s policy paper on the European Commission scenarios for the Clean Energy Package, updated version in March 2018 to include evolutions since the presentation of the European Commission proposal on 11/2016 as the Renewable Energy Directive is debated in Trialogue.

  • Joint Renewable Heating and Cooling industry position ahead of trialogue

    PUBLISHED: March 19, 2018

    As the "little Package", meaning the first half of the Clean Energy Package reaches the phase of negociations between the European Commission, European Parliament and European Council (commonly refered to as "trialogue"), the Renewable Heating and Cooling industry associations (AEBIOM, EGEC, Solar Heat Europe) issued a joint position.

  • Joint Industry call on renewable heating

    PUBLISHED: February 25, 2018

    As the Renewable Energy Directive is debated in trialogue between the European Parliament, the European Council and the Commission, EGEC signed a joint statement with other renewable heat associations and representatives from the heating industry to warn against the inclusion of waste heat in the renewable heating and cooling article of the directive.


About EGEC Geothermal

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.

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