Registration is now open for Geothermal Power: The light under your feet!


  • PUBLISHED: May 16, 2024

EGEC is delighted to announce that registration is now open for the Geothermal Power conference on 3 July at the Sofitel Brussels Europe!  This high-level event will be a unique experience featuring an inspiring, diverse programme complemented by networking sessions and social activities. These will provide participants with numerous opportunities to connect face-to-face with leading experts and foster vibrant discussions on the future of geothermal electricity, thermal storage and lithium.

With geothermal energy emerging as a reliable, resilient, and locally-sourced alternative to fossil fuels, this event is the key place to discuss its pivotal role in Europe’s decarbonisation journey.

Register before the deadline on 26 June 2024!

Registration Fees

  • EGEC Members*, policymakers, NGO** and media outlets***: Waived registration
  • Non-EGEC Members: 99 euros
  • Non-profit organisations: Upon request

*Registration will be only confirmed after EGEC approval.

**Registration will be only confirmed after EGEC approval.

*** Registration will only be confirmed after EGEC approval. Identification may be required when you register as a media outlet representative, such as a copy of a press card issued by an institute of journalists or union or equivalent proof of employment by a publication or broadcaster. Freelance journalists may be required to send evidence of previous publications.

Preliminary Programme is Available!

This 1-day event promises to be an enriching conference and will offer different experiences for all delegates. We are proud to present the preliminary programme:

9:30 – 10:00 am CEST

  • Get Together and Registration

10:15 – 10:30 am CEST

  • Welcome: Miklos Antics, EGEC President
  • Introduction: Philippe Dumas, EGEC Secretary-General

10:30 – 11:30 am CEST ~ Session 1: Unlocking geothermal energy in Europe

  • Moderator: Sanjeev Kumar, Head of Policy, EGEC
  • Speakers
    • Daniel Mes, European Commission, cabinet Commissioner Hoekstra for Climate Action
    • Member of the European Parliament, tbc
    • Viktor Horváth, Deputy State Secretary responsible for Energy Transition, Hungary

11:30 – 13:00 CEST ~ Session 2: Challenges and Opportunities for Geothermal Power in the EU

  • Moderator: Nicolò Serpella, Head of Energy & Utility Scenario- The European House – Ambrosetti
  • Speakers
    • Sara Montomoli, Head of Geothermal Innovation, ENEL Green Power
    • Robert Winsloe, Executive Vice President, Origination, Eavor Technologies Inc
    • Ural Halaçoğlu, R&D Manager, ZORLU ENERJİ

13:00 – 14:00 ~ Lunch Break

13:45 – 15:35 CEST ~ Parallel Session: GEOSMART workshop session for Belgium

  • Speakers:
    • Namrata Kale ~ Introduction to the Geosmart project
    • VNI/Zorlu ~ Presentation of the Geosmart innovations by demo site leaders
    • Ben Laenen ~ Geothermal market in BE and potential
    • Ben Laenen ~ Potential impact of Thermocline Storage in the Belgium context
    • Johan Van Bael ~Presentation of additional options to increase flexibility and efficiency (smart control of district heating networks, underground storage) and follow-up projects of Geosmart
    • Wilfried Bero ~ Main takeaways from the interviews with Belgian stakeholders
    • Q&A

14:00 – 15:30 CEST ~ Session 3: Market evolution and technology innovations in geothermal lithium

  • Moderator: Luca Xodo, Global Sales and Partnerships Director, STEAM S.r.l. ETIP-Geothermal Chair
  • Speakers
    • Céline Domecq, Director of Public Affairs EU, Volvo Car Corporation
    • Nazim Aliyev, VP Strategy, Vulcan Energy
    • Thibault de Saint-Vaulry, Business Development Manager for Europe, Geolith
    • Gerardo Herrera, Energy Intensive Industries and Raw Materials (GROW.I.1), European Commission
    • Florian Anderhuber, Deputy Director General- Energy, Climate and Sustainability, Euromines

15:30 – 16:00 CEST ~ Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00 CEST ~ Session 4: Enhancing competitiveness and regulatory framework for energy storage

  • Introduction and moderator
  • Speakers
    • Paula Rey Garcia, Deputy Head of Unit B3 on Energy Efficiency, DG Energy, European Commission
    • Joseph Piotrowski, Geothermal Technology Development Manager, Natuerlich Insheim GmbH, Geosmart Project
    • Jakob Nies, Head of Brussels Office, Stadtwerke München GmbH (SWM)
    • Philip Offenberg, Director, Breakthrough Energy

17:00 – 17:15 CEST ~ Conclusions:  Philippe Dumas, EGEC Secretary-General

The preliminary programme is continuously updated with additional details.

Discover the Geosmart parallel session dedicated to the Belgian geothermal sector!

A parallel session dedicated to the Belgian geothermal sector will be organised at the Geothermal Power 2024 conference on 3 July 2024 from 1:45 to 3:45 pm CEST! This workshop will introduce Belgium’s geothermal stakeholders to the innovations developed in the framework of the Geosmart project and provide an update on the status and potential of the geothermal market in Belgium. 

Speakers will also discuss the possible impact of Thermocline storage in the Belgian context and complementary alternatives to increasing the flexibility and efficiency of geothermal applications. Finally, the results of the national consultation of key geothermal stakeholders conducted by the Geosmart project will be reported and discussed with the audience.

This workshop will provide the participants with valuable insights into market opportunities and innovative solutions driving the future of geothermal energy. This event aims to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange in the Belgium geothermal sector and beyond.

Registration: Registration for the workshop is mandatory! 

Location: Sofitel Brussels Europe !

Located on Jourdan Square in the heart of the European district, Sofitel Brussels Europe benefits from an exclusive location: between the European Parliament and the European Commission, a few steps from the famous Jubilee Park and close to many museums.

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Become an EGEC Member

Membership of EGEC is open to private and public bodies operating in the geothermal sector, provided that they are located or have operations within Europe. Membership fees are based on the size, turnover, and scope of the body requesting association.

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About the Geosmart Project 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Grant agreement 818576.

More information. 

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