During the opening ceremony of the GeoTHERM Exhibition and Congress 2019, the Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2019 was awarded to the Swiss company Jansen AG, for their Jansen HIPRESS borehole heat exchanger, a novel technology for applications in depths of 300+ meters, that allows the exploitation of high temperatures at greater depths improving, at the same time, the efficiency of the heat pump.
EGEC is looking for a full time communication officer (38h/ week), who is able to work starting from March/April 2019, for a period of minimum six months with possibility of a longer term contract. We are looking for a new communication officer to join our small but growing team, collaborating with the Head of Communication & Marketing on communication & projects.
The SMARTSPEND project aims for more and better designed public support for energy technology Research & Innovation
Geothermal project development has several risky components, the most important one being the resource risk. This concerns mainly deep geothermal projects, but some shallow geothermal open systems could also be included in this category of projects. Beyond exploration, the bankability of a geothermal project is threatened by this geological risk. The geological risk includes: • The short-term risk of not finding an economically sustainable geothermal resource after drilling; • The long-term risk of the geothermal resource naturally depleting rendering its exploitation economically unprofitable. Until the first borehole has been drilled into the geothermal reservoir, developers cannot be sure about the exact parameters (temperature and flow rate) of the planned geothermal electricity or h&c project. Once drilling has taken place, data and measurement reduce the resource risk and make it possible to attract external capital. The GEORISK project will work to establish risk insurance schemes, which have proven their effectiveness in mitigating the geothermal resource risk in 6 European countries, all over Europe and in some key target third countries to cover the exploration phase and the first drilling (test). It appears clear that a risk mitigation scheme must be designed according to the market maturity of the sector. This webinar will present the preliminary results of the GEORISK project, which is working to prepare a risk register and a risk assessment tool to serve as a technical basis for risk measurement, and to propose risk mitigation tools to establish such insurance schemes at scale, according to best practices. The webinar will also be open to inputs and questions by participants, which are welcome to provide their perspective or comment on the methodology of the project. To register Organiser: EGEC Platform: GoToWebinar Date: Tuesday 26/02/2019 | 11:00 – 12:00 CET Agenda: 11:00-11:05 – Presentation GEORISK project, consortium. Philippe Dumas, EGEC. 11:05 – 11:20 – Presentation risk register, introducing risk assessment tool: Thomas Le Guenan, BRGM 11:20 – 11:30 – Q&A about risk register 11:30 – 11:40 – Presentation mapping of financial institutions: Christian Boissavy, GEODEEP 11:40 – 11:50 – Presentation questionnaire on risk mitigation schemes: Gunter Siddiqi, SFOE 11:50 – 12:00 – Q&A about the risk mitigation tools This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No [818232 — GEORISK]
The 3rd Annual Geothermal Conference in Denmark will take place in the Fællessalen, Christiansborg in Copenhagen – February 27, 2019 – 13:00 to 17.30.
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