About the Project
“Geothermal4PL Support for the sustainable development and use of shallow geothermal energy in the areas covered by the Mieszkanie Plus programme in Poland”.
The project aims to support the sustainable development and the use of shallow geothermal energy in Poland, particularly in the areas covered by the Mieszkanie Plus programme through the exchange of experience and the acquisition of new knowledge by PIG-PIB experts and target users of the project in cooperation with a Norwegian partner (CMR AS) and experts (NGU, NTNU).
The actions scheduled for implementation between 20 April 2017 and 30 October 2017 will contribute to an increase in the use of shallow geothermal energy in Poland.
Geothermal4PL as a predefined project has been initiated by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Poland, especially by the Secretary of State, Chief National Geologist, Government Plenipotentiary for National Raw Materials Policy – Mr Mariusz Orion Jędrysek, Prof., Ph.D.
Need for the Project
The Mieszkanie Plus programme provides for the construction of energy-efficient houses built using innovative and eco-friendly technologies and high-quality materials. One of the cleanest and readily available forms of energy is shallow geothermal energy.
The project stems from the need to show the applicability of shallow geothermal energy obtained by means of ground-source heat pumps for heating and cooling buildings in the areas covered by the Mieszkanie Plus programme as well as from the need to reduce emissions of gases and dust from the combustion of conventional fuels. The use of conventional fuels for heating purposes results in poor air quality in built-up areas and thus a drastic deterioration of the natural environment and a hazard to human life and health. A dynamic development of ground-source heat pump technology in Poland offers an alternative and safe source of clean energy that is available on most of the area of the country.
The need for the project also comes from the global, European and national energy policies aimed at increasing the use of renewable energy, the use of zero-emission and emission-related technologies and the improvement of building insulation standards.
Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute is the lead partner and beneficiary of the project.
Additionally, experts of Norsk Geologisk Undersøkelse – NGU (Norwegian Geological Service) take part in the project.
Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet – NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) is another partner in the project.
The project is aimed at geological administration at regional and local levels, planners, businesses that design or install ground-source heat pumps and users of the systems.
Project Geothermal4PL, contract no 102/2017/Wn50/OA-XN-04/D, is financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009–2014 within the framework of the Bilateral Cooperation Fund (BCF), Programme PL04 “Energy saving and promotion of renewable sources of energy”.
The operators of the Programme in Poland are Ministry of Environment and National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.
The total budget of the project is EUR 501,285.03.