Brussels, 8 June 2022 - The publication of the EGEC Market Report provides an in-depth assessment of the geothermal industry’s evolution during the year 2021. The European geothermal sector made a strong recovery from the COVID slowdown in 2021.
EGEC releases the European Geothermal Market Report 2020
Europe’s dependence on imported fossil fuels was exposed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Replacing this dependence through energy savings, geothermal and other renewable heating solutions is of paramount importance. We explored the policy challenges for EU policy and also the perspectives from key large heat consuming sectors.
The biggest geothermal event in Europe has just ended. More than 1300 participants attended EGC2022. What is next? Working together to ensure geothermal is at the core of the energy transition.
Berlin, 20 October 2022 – The new board of the European Geothermal Energy Council was elected at the European Geothermal Congress yesterday.
Berlin, 18 October 2022 - The geothermal community meets in Berlin for the European Geothermal Congress 2022 (EGC), in a country that has made geothermal a priority for its energy transition.
More than 1200 participants are joining the European Geothermal Congress this week. The event, organized by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC), in cooperation with the German Geothermal Association (Bundesverband Geothermie e. V.), brings together stakeholders from the entire geothermal community to discuss latest innovations, science, market development, and for networking with an exhibition and side events.
The geothermal sector will present its solutions to solve the current energy crisis. Geothermal energy offers a renewable and affordable source, for a local and secure energy supply to families and the industry.
Geothermal has been experiencing significant market growth all over Europe, notably in the heating sector. The city of Munich by itself has allocated 1 billion euros for future geothermal district heating development.
The welcome ceremony was moderated by the presidents of the two co-organizers of the congress: Miklos Antics from the EGEC and Helge-Uve Braun from the BVG. The German representative Mr. Jorg Wojahn, Head of Representation of the European Commission in Berlin, followed by Mr. Bernhard Herrmann, Member of the German Parliament, by Mr. Christian Maass from the Ministry for Economics and Climate Action Germany, and Mr. Ajit Menon, Vice President Geothermal of Baker Hughes, the main sponsor of the congress, gave the welcoming statements to the participants.
Mr. Jorg Wojahn, Head of Representation of the European Commission in Berlin mentioned today that ''through the RePowerEU plan, the commission has set out a broad set of measures to strengthen not only the response to high energy prices but also directly to reduce our dependency on Russian fossil fuels through supply diversification and also by accelerating the clean energy transition."
Mr. Ajit Menon, Vice President Geothermal of Baker Hughes, pointed out ''to move at speed in addressing the growth of geothermal, partnerships and collaboration is required between the technology developers and service providers developers as well as the government, not to mention inter-government cooperation to implement solutions that span countries and not just companies''
The second part of the opening ceremony, from a local to European approach, began with a speech by Mrs Silke Karcher from the City of Berlin, followed by Mr. Olivier Racle, ENGIE Head of District Heating and Cooling, and Mr. Felix Koselleck, STRABAG AG Managing Director.
The third session included Mr. Piotr Dziadzio from the Poland State Secretary, Vice Minister in the State-Ministry of Climate and Environment, followed by Prof. Dr. Ingo Sass from GfZ and Prof. Dr. Rolf Bracke from Fraunhofer IEG who provided a national perspective. Finally, to conclude Mr. Paolo Bertuzzi, CEO of TURBODEN and Mr. John Redfern, President and CEO of Eavor shared their insights into develop geothermal.
''Geothermal energy is the answer to the energy challenges that Europe is facing today. Geothermal energy brings the security of supply, flexibility, and resilience to the energy system. We need to acknowledge that the energy transition needs planning to ensure a successful phasing out of fossil fuels and the affirmation of new business models driving further geothermal deployment. Only when industry, policymakers, science, and communities come together, we can develop the instruments for a more sustainable future. This is what the European Geothermal Congress wants to accomplish. Geothermal Energy: renewable-sustainable-proven-achievable-realistic!'' mentioned Miklos Antics, EGEC President
About the Bundesverband Geothermie e.V.:
Founded in 1991, the Bundesverband Geothermie e.V. (BVG) is an association of companies and individuals active in the field of geothermal energy utilisation in all areas of research and application. It unites members from industry, science, planning and the energy supply sector. The main tasks of the association are to inform the public about the potential uses of geothermal energy for heat and power generation and to engage in dialogue with political decision-makers. The BVG organises the annual German geothermal energy congress (DGK) as well as workshops on current topics and is the publisher of the technical journal "Geothermal Energy" and other information materials. As co-organiser, the BVG organises the European Geothermal Congress (EGC) in Berlin, which will take place from the 17th to the 21st of October 2022.
ABOUT EGEC – EUROPEAN GEOTHERMAL ENERGY COUNCIL
The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) is a not-for-profit organisation promoting all aspects of the geothermal industry. It was founded in 1998 to facilitate awareness and expansion of geothermal applications in Europe and worldwide by shaping policy, improving investment conditions and steering research. Over 150 members from 28 countries, including developers, equipment manufacturers, electricity providers, national associations, consultants, research centres, geological surveys, and public authorities gives EGEC the ability to represent the entire geothermal sector. For more information visit www.egec.org
Brussels, 6 October 2022
The EGC event is the largest gathering of the geothermal energy industry in Europe. With more markets opening up to this competitive and local renewable energy source, EGC 2022 is the perfect platform to network, learn and do business with key players from the geothermal world.
30 September 2022, Berlin, Germany
Online registration for Europe's largest geothermal congress EGC 2022 in Berlin is extended until 13 October. The congress will take place from 17 to 21 October 2022 in the heart of Berlin at bcc (Berlin Congress Center).
23 September 2022, Brussels, Belgium
From the 17th to the 21st of October 2022, the European geothermal sector will meet in Berlin (Berlin Congress Center) to discuss the latest developments and new perspectives in the geothermal sector. The result will be new, clear information about the status and trajectory of the sector.
16 September 2022, Berlin, Germany
From the 17th to the 21st of October 2022, the European geothermal industry will meet at the bcc (Berlin Congress Center) to discuss the latest developments in this emerging renewable energy.
Brussels, 07 September 2022
High level politicians at European level, CEOs from market actors, and representatives from the geothermal sector will meet in Berlin for the European Geothermal Congress.
EGEC is seeking input and insights into of the Industrial Footprint of the European geothermal industry.