Monday, March 11, 2019

Poland: Country Has Large Geothermal Energy Resources

Time to let off steam: expert claims Poland’s geothermal capacity equals that of its coal reserves (The First News)

The amount of energy in Polish geothermal resources – water in hot rocks – is equivalent to the energy capacity of national reserves of black and brown coal, according to the president of  Stowarzyszenie Zrównoważony Rozwój Geotermia W Polsce Im. Św. Królowej Jadwigi -  the Association for Sustainable Development of geothermal in Poland, Saint Queen Jadwiga, Dr Marek Kaźmierczak.

Dr Kaźmierczak presented data according to which Poland’s energy resources in geothermal water, located at a depth of three kilometres, exceed national energy use by more than 120 times. He said that showed the scale to which these renewable resources could be used. The available geothermal waters exist in many regions of Poland – mostly in a band running diagonally through the middle of the country, from Szczecin to Rzeszów.