The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP) brings together stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal, solar thermal and heat pump sectors – including the related industries such as district heating and cooling, thermal energy storage, and hybrid systems – to define a common strategy for increasing the use of renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling.
The geothermal technology panel of the RHC-Platform is composed today by circa 300 geothermal experts from the industry and the research sector. The secretariat of the panel is managed by EGEC. The establishment of a geothermal panel is a very important step to help accelerate the development of geothermal technology so that it can quickly become a significant energy resource in Europe. The panel aims at formulating a vision 2030 for the geothermal heating and cooling sector, presenting the contribution of the geothermal sector towards a 100 % Renewable heating and cooling scenario in Europe. It also intends to elaborate a detailed research strategy to reach ambitious objectives notably for costs reduction.
Since July 2016, the activities related to deep geothermal are implemented by the ETIP-DG (European Technology and Innovation Platform on Deep Geothermal).
The Steering Committee manages the panel and its working groups. It must represent the full range of actors in the geothermal heating & cooling sector: manufacturers and the research community, suppliers and service providers, geothermal associations, and national governments. The duration of all mandates is three years as of the date of appointment.
The composition of the Steering Committee of the Geothermal Panel for the period 2018-2020 is (in alphabetical order):
Chairman and vice-Presidents will be elected at the first meeting.
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