Geothermal District Heating and Cooling | EGEC & IRENA


  • DATE OF THE EVENT: September 23 , 2021
  • TIME: 9:30-11:00 (CEST)
  • LOCATION: online

In the framework of the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA), EGEC Geothermal collaborates with IRENA to co-organise an event to promote the deployment of geothermal energy for heating and cooling. The aim is to promote the development of district energy networks as a means to increase the share of renewables, including geothermal energy in the heating of buildings and the supply of domestic hot water.

It will facilitate sharing of experiences and best practices as well as highlighting supportive tools, methodologies, and options.  The event will be held in the framework of the International Conference on Smart Energy Systems1, organised by Aalborg University, on on 21-22 September 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The geothermal district heating event will be held as a side event and is scheduled to take place on 23 September. It will be jointly promoted as part of the conference by IRENA, Aalborg University, and EGEC.

The event will be held virtually over the IRENA zoom platform for a duration of 1h 30 minutes.


Moderator: Jack Kiruja, IRENA and Sanjeev Kumar, EGEC

9:30 – 9:35 – Opening remarks – Gurbuz Gonul, IRENA

9:35 – 9:50 – District heating and cooling systems as part of smart energy systems – Prof. Brian Vad Mathiesen, Aalborg University

9:50 – 10:05 – Tools and methodologies to support geothermal district heating and cooling: GEORISK project – Philippe Dumas, EGEC

10:05 – 10:25 Integration of geothermal energy in district heating and cooling networks:

  • Energy transition in the Netherlands using geothermal energy – Hans Bolscher, Geothermie Nederland
  • Clean heating in cities using geothermal energy: Lessons from China – Haukur Harðarson, Arctic Green Energy

10:25 – 11:00 Panel discussion and Q&A
– All speakers

*Videos produced by IRENA to promote geothermal district heating in cities may be played during
the event

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