Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Europe: Geothermal News from EGEC

The EGEC Newsletter February 2016 - The Voice of Geothermal in Europe

The February issue of the EGEC Newsletter is now available. Click here to download it.

In this issue:

  • Exergy S.p.A won the 2016 European Geothermal Innovation Award 
  • Successful KnowRES employment workshop at Offenburg 
  • EGC 2016: some 150 oral presentations and almost 200 posters are expected 
Policy Updates
  • EGEC recommendations for a Renewable Energy Directive post-2020
  • EU Commission unveils its first ‘EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling‘
  • Commission Delegated Regulation sets default values for “high-efficient cogeneration” 
  • ENEL Green Power generates 18% of its power from geothermal
  • Turboden connects 5.5 MWe Traunreut plant to the Grid in Germany
  • IF Technology to explore low temperature geothermal power production in the Netherlands
  • UK government offers c.13.4 million EUR in funding for low carbon Energy Projects in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
  • License granted in the Puy-de-Dôme (France) for Fonroche/ Electerre de France
  • Call for proposal Heating Funds 2016 for French regions
  • Landisvirkjun and Icelandic Drilling Company (IDC) reach agreement for 10 new wells
  • EBRD celebrates the best geothermal projects in Turkey
  • Progress for new heating project in Espoo, Finland
  • Pump Tests expected for new District Heating System in Freiham, near Munich, Germany
  • Scope for cost reduction of GSPH in a mass market
  • Poster competition at Geothermal Association of Ireland 2016 Conference
  • Indonesia to relax rules on power ownership by foreign companies
  • The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility policy maker and donor collaboration meetings, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3-5th may
  • The IGA Secretariat to remain in Bochum, Germany until December 2018
  • European Geothermal Innovation award 2016 given to Exergy