Friday, June 10, 2016

Global: Comments Invited on Draft Geothermal Standards

Draft Specifications for the application of UNFC-2009 to Geothermal Energy Resources (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)

The public comment is from 6 June until cob Central European Summer Time (CEST) 4 August 2016. 

The Geothermal Working Group is pleased to present for public comment the draft document “Specifications for the Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC-2009) to Geothermal Energy Resources”.

The purpose of the document is to enable application of UNFC-2009 incorporating Specifications for its Application (as set out in ECE Energy Series No. 42), to geothermal energy resources.

Growing interest in renewable energy has highlighted a need to harmonize the way in which renewable energy potential is reported. Investors, regulators, governments and consumers need a common comparison framework for both renewable and non-renewable energy resources to assess energy sustainability scenarios at project, company, country, region or world levels. With no globally agreed geothermal standards, guidelines or codes existing prior to the development of these specifications, the inclusion of geothermal energy within UNFC-2009 will improve global communication in the geothermal sector as part of the larger energy sector.

The Geothermal Working Group reports to the Task Force on the Application of UNFC-2009 to Renewable Energy Resources of the UNECE Expert Group on Resource Classification.