Shallow geothermal energy represents a well-developed, non-volatile and clean technology for providing efficient, competitive and local heating and cooling across Europe. It is often associated with the use of geothermal heat pumps, but offers a wide range of applications such as geo-cooling or seasonal heat storage. Still, it is widely considered as a niche technology, however it has the potential to become a powerful game changer towards a decarbonized heating and cooling technology. The next decade from 2021 until 2030 is crucial to fulfil the SDGs in the “EU Green Deal” initiative of the European Commission.
Day 1 – Tuesday, June 14, 2022
The REPowerEU to develop geothermal heating and cooling – Eric Lecomte (EC- DG Energy)
The updated regulatory framework: RES Directive – Eva Hoos (EC- DG Energy)
The current situation of the deployment of shallow geothermal energy and the role of heat pump technologies in the Energy Prospective of Catalonia 2050 – Francesc Vidal (ICAEN – Catalan Energy Institute)
The Spanish framework – Inigo Arrizabalaga (GEOPLAT)
Challenges in service chain for shallow geothermal energy in Europe – Rüdiger Grimm (GeoenergyKonzept/Storengy)
Afternoon session part 1 – Innovative and good practice of shallow geothermal across Europe.
Moderator: Gregor Goetzl (Eurogeosurveys)
Agua Enodo (Huw Williams)
Celsius Energy (Giovanni Sosio)
Geological Survey of Austria (Cornelia Steiner)
GEO4CIVHIC (Hossein Javadi)
GPC IP GEOFLUID (Julien Gasser Dorado)
TU Delft – Pilot on transforming normal ATES to HT-ATES (Martin Bloemendal)
Afternoon session part 2 – Innovative and good practice of shallow geothermal across Europe.
Moderator: Konstanze Zschoke (geoEnergie Konzept)
Day 2– Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Morning session ‘Removing barriers’ Moderator: Javier Urchueguia
Support schemes in Spain (Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy – Maite Fernández de Retana (IDAE)
Field trip: Visit the shallow geothermal installation of the Modernist Sant Pau Hospital with > 3.5 MWt