Friday, June 23, 2017

Geothermal Energy News from Around the World

Global Geothermal News - Weekly Update

A Round-up of this week's geothermal energy news....... 

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Monday, June 19, 2017
France: Geothermal Energy a Success for Paris Orly Airport Geothermal district heating has helped to reduce carbon emissions from Paris’s three airports by around 63 per cent since 2009, new data from the airport operator show.

Indonesia: PT Geothermal Nusantara - New Name for PT Geo Dipa Energi State-owned geothermal energy firm PT Geo Dipa Energi has announced a change in its name into PT Geothermal Nusantara, following its expansion into geothermal energy processing.

Switzerland: New Geothermal Electricity and Heat Project in Vaud Canton On June 12, 2017 Alpine Geothermal Power Production (AGEPP SA) was officially created, with headquarters in Lavey-Morcles.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
United Kingdom: Drilling to Begin Next Year at United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project An investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) worth up to £10.6m will enable a revolutionary geothermal venture at United Downs near Redruth in Cornwall.

Netherlands: Green Deal Signed for Ultra Deep Geothermal Power On June 19th, the Dutch Ministries of Economics, Infrastructure and the Environment, EBN, TNO and seven consortiums of companies have signed the Green Deal for Ultra Deep Geothermal Power (UDG).

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Australia: State Government Support for Extension of Birdsville Geothermal Plant Projects partly or fully funded in this budget include $15.1 million for Birdsville Geothermal Plant capital works to expand the 80 kilowatts geothermal power station into a 200kW state-of-the-art facility.

Costa Rica: JICA Provides Funds for 55 MW Borinquen I Geothermal Project On June 20, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agreement with the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) in San José, the capital city of Costa Rica, to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to 25.991 billion yen for the Borinquen I Geothermal Project (Guanacaste Geothermal Development Sector Loan).

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Indonesia: Groundbreaking for 20 MW Geehu Geothermal Power Plant PT PLN (Persero) broke ground Tuesday on the 2x10 MW Geehu Geothermal Power Plant (PLTP). The project is located in Suli and Tulehu Village, Central Maluku District, Maluku Province.

United Kingdom: EGS Survey of Great Britain Reveals Huge Potential Geothermal Resource An assessment of the engineered geothermal system (EGS) resource base that might be available for the generation of electricity for Great Britain has been undertaken by adopting a globally self-consistent protocol that if universally adopted, would allow estimates of EGS made for different countries and regions to be comparable.

Friday, June 23, 2017
Netherlands: Geothermal Energy Could Power the Largest Port in Europe In view of the strong energy demand in Rotterdam’s industrial sector, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is currently examining which options there are to extract geothermal energy from deep within our planet’s crust.

GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GeoExpo+ - Event App Now Available! The GRC are again providing a Mobile app for the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GeoExpo+. It is now available to download to an iPhone, Android or Windows Smartphone, tablet or laptop computer giving event attendees better access to information and networking.

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