Shallow and deep geothermal – two complementary projects funded by EEA.
On 18 September 2017, coordinator of the Geothermal4PL project Maciej Kłonowski, PhD., and WP4 task leader Grzegorz Ryżyński took part in the opening conference organised in Lodz for the project entitled Geothermal energy – the basis of low-carbon heating, improved living conditions and sustainable development – preliminary opportunity studies for selected areas in Poland. The coordinator of the project is Beata Kępińska, PhD., prof. IGSMiE PAN.
Like Geothermal4PL, the project inaugurated during the conference is being implemented under the PL04 Programme Energy saving and promotion of renewable energy sources of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009–2014 of the Bilateral Cooperation Fund. The project concerns the assessment of the possibility of use of medium- and high-temperature hydrogeothermal energy in selected locations in Poland. The beneficiary of the EEA Funds is a consortium of Polish scientific institutions, universities and local governments. On the side of the donor countries, the project partners include the Christian Michelsen Research AS research institute from Norway and the Orkustofnun National Energy Agency from Iceland.
A joint photo of conference participants
During the conference, a presentation entitled "Geothermal4PL – support for the sustainable development of shallow geothermal energy in the areas covered by the Mieszkanie Plus Programme" was given, during which Maciej Kłonowski discussed the purpose and need for the project and the planned results.
Maciej Kłonowski from PIG-PIB presents the Geothermal4PL project
Both projects initiated by the Ministry of Environment and in particular by the Government Representative for National Feedstock Policy and Chief National Geologist, prof. Mariusz Orion Jędrysek, PhD., cover the full spectrum of geothermal issues in Poland, from shallow geothermal to medium- and high-temperature thermal waters.
Due to the above-mentioned complementarity of the issues developed from the same funds and within the same PL04 Programme, the coordinators of the projects and the representative of the Ministry of Environment, Marcin Mazurowski, Deputy Director of the Department of Geology and Geological Concessions, declared close cooperation during the implementation as well as the exchange of information and participation in events organised as part of both projects.
More information on the project Geothermal energy – the basis of low-carbon heating, improved living conditions and sustainable development – preliminary opportunity studies for selected areas in Poland can be found on its website.
Author: Maciej Kłonowski
Photos: Aleksandra Kasztelewicz, Grzegorz Ryżyński