European Shallow Geothermal Days 2021


  • PUBLISHED: November 26, 2021

Heat represents more than half of Europe’s energy needs and the vast majority of it comes from fossil fuels. Shallow geothermal energy can be the key to decarbonise heating and cooling, being a clean and mature technology that could be installed anywhere in Europe.

Yet, it is widely considered as a niche technology, even if in a few countries such as Sweden and Finland, is becoming mainstream and 2 million geothermal heat pumps have already been installed.

The 3rd edition of the “European Shallow Geothermal Energy Days” will take place on 7th and 9th December 2021. It connected policy makers, scientists, and professionals to discuss ways to boost the market uptake of geothermal heat pumps and underground thermal energy storage.

This 2021 event is organised by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC), the Renewable Heating and Cooling Platform (RHC-ETIP), GEOTRAINET aisbl and Geothermal DHC COST action, with the support of the GeoERA-MUSE project, EuroGeoSurveys.


 Agenda below:

Policy and Market, Tuesday 7th of December from 10h00 to 11h30

Moderator: Philippe Dumas, EGEC Geothermal

  • 10h00 10h05 Welcome
  • 10h05-10h25 From the Renovation Wave to EPBD: buildings regulations in Fitfor55, Thomas GARABETIAN, EGEC,
  • 10h25-11h05 , Certification of installers: the Spanish new SGE installers professional certificate, Javier URCHUEGUIA, Geoplat
  • 11h05-11h25 Energy taxation,Thomas Nowak, EHPA
  • 11h25-11h45 Traffic light systems and urban planning, Gregor GÖTZL, Geothermal research, Geological survey of Austria

Breakthroughs in shallow geothermal technologies, Thursday 9th of December 2021 from 11h00 to 12h30

Moderator: Konstanze Zschoke, geoENERGIE Konzept GmbH

    • 11h00-11h20 5th Generation District Heating and Cooling Networks, David Bertermann, , Chair of Geology, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
    • 11h20 – 11h40 Updates on technologies: Geothermal Cooling, Heat Pump, materials and drilling, Javier Urchueguia, UP Valencia and Chairman of the geothermal panel (RHC platform)
    • 11h40 – 12h00 Urban Shallow Geothermal, Ignasi Herms, Head of the Area of Geological Resources, Cartographic and Geological Institute of Catalonia
    • 12h00 – 12h20 Open loop systems and ATES: which potential?, Bas Godschalk, Business developer HT-ATES and international projects at IF Technology


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