The Galician community has great potential for the use of geothermal heating, generating multiple possibilities from the commercial and technical point of view.
The present day aims to show the potential existing in the geothermal deposit of the Galician Community, explaining the origin of it, its scope and the different types of use.
The present day pretends to show the existent potential in the geothermal deposit of the Galician Autonomous Community, explaining the origin of the same, its scope and the diverse types of use for the administration
Stimuler l’écosystème local pour l’utilisation de l’énergie géothermique dans les communautés
The purpose of this document is to analyze the legislation related to geothermal
exploitations in Galicia, answering the following questions:
a) Geothermal energy licensing system.
b) Related regulation and administrative procedures.
c) Geothermal energy licensing authority.
d) Inventory of geothermal resources and statistics.
e) Financial incentive schemes.
The main objective of this task (4.1) is compile the information about practices of local initiatives (buildings, districts, power plants, hot houses, etc.) that have led to a transformation in specific
territories in the utilization of geothermal energy (heating/ cooling and electricity), both in the Atlantic Area (AA) or in other European regions.
Due to the extension of some documents created for this Task 4.1 by some partners and consulted by internet, they will be mentioned in this document and the files will be appended to this report. All attached files will be identified with the corresponding reference number
In Portugal, the presence of high temperature geothermal resources is restricted to the volcanic islands of Azores Archipelago, which are located at the triple junction of the North American, Eurasian and African (or Nubian) plates.
Present investment projects at the Ribeira Grande Geothermal Field on S. Miguel Island, implemented by EDA RENOVÁVEIS, S.A. (former SOGEO, S.A.), led to the installed generation capacity in Azores to a total of 23 MWe net, with the contribution of two power plants. Thus, power production from geothermal resources in Azores presently meets 42% of the electrical consumption of S. Miguel, and over 22% of the total demand of the archipelago.
The purpose of this document is to identify geothermal technologies with potential for
the implementation in the AA territories, taking into account the resources and potential
as well as the existing energy infrastructure.
In addition to the description of the geothermal technologies with potential within the
AA and that have not yet been introduced in the energy market, a small analysis of the
current situation of geothermal energy in Europe and in the country of each project
partner will be carried out.
The Non‐Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (ND RHI) is a UK government scheme designed to encourage the uptake of renewable heat systems by businesses, the public sector and non‐profit organisations in order to reduce carbon emissions.
Aids and support tools:
• Techniques (guides, training, regional atlases, data from the Banque Sous Sol, …)
• Financial (geological risks cover, decision support and investments Heat funds, …)
• Actors of the sector
The yield (COP)
Power concept and sizing
Short and long term storage
The temperate loop / Network
Analysis of the thermal sector in Galicia.
Guide on the situation of the Geothermal sector
Training activity work document in the field of Geothermal application.
. Looking at the Current use of, and potential for, geothermal energy in areas bordering the Atlantic in Europe.
• Includes everything from deep geothermal to ground source heat pumps.
• Partners from UK, Ireland, France, Portugal and Spain.
• Academic institutions, local government, local energy agencies, research / industry organisations.
• Transnational partnerships across sectors.
• Early adoption of ground source heat pump networks in new social housing o Issues with installation o Lack of information for users
• Adopted by many self builders
• Challenges of accreditation for installers
• Opportunity to tackle fuel poverty in off gas grid / hard-to-reach areas
Groundwater is an important water resource in the Republic of Ireland and accounts for up to
15% of total water supplied by local authorities and about 25% of all water supplies (Daly, D.
1993; EPA 1999a). A very large number of groundwater supply sources exist, e.g. Wright
(1999) estimates that there are at least 200,000 wells in the country. However, only a small
proportion of the available groundwater resource is currently being used. Hence, there is
potential for increased usage in the future and this is likely to occur as domestic and industrial
demand expands in areas with limited surface waters. This will heighten the need for aquifer
protection and the treatment of groundwater to ensure that the quality of drinking water
conforms to the requirements of the Drinking Water Regulations. In addition groundwater
quality and quantity must be protected in its own right under the requirements of the Water
Framework Directive (2000/60/EEC).
The Islay Hotel was rebuilt by a partnership of local business people in 2010/11 after lying derelict for 20 years. Occupying
a prime site in the busy hub village of Port Ellen, the hotel sits at the heart of the community, both physically and through a
community shares scheme which allowed local people to invest in the redevelopment.
Work of analysis of Heat Pump in community buildings carried out by the project partner GeoAtlantic, slay Energy Trust
The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) represents the majority of the European heat pump industry. Its members comprise of heat pump and component manufacturers, research institutes, universities, testing labs and energy agencies.
The Cluster Association of Xeotermia Galega (ACLUXEGA) was born in February 2010 with the aim of bringing together all the Galician companies dedicated to the geothermal market and promoting the knowledge and use of this renewable energy source in Galicia and Spain.
The main objective of GEOPLAT is the identification and development of sustainable strategies for the promotion and commercialization of geothermal energy in Spain.
This system integrates and makes available to users general information about the subsoil, structures of large sedimentary basins, fossil energy resources (coal, oil, natural gas, coalbed methane, shale gas), geothermal and documents of the Hydrocarbons Archive, as well as as information for the knowledge of structures suitable for deep storage (gas, brine, industrial waste) and geological storage of CO2.
Tool of the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain
National Institute of Engineering, Technology and Innovation, Alfragide;
Directorate-General for Geology and Energy, Lisbon;
Boletim de Minas, 41 (2) – 2006
Agence de l´Environnement et la Maitrise de l´Energie
Direção Geral de Energia e Geologia (DGEG),
José Martins CARVALHO, Luís COELHO, João Carlos NUNES, Maria do Rosário CARVALHO, João GARCIA and Rita CERDEIRA
1 TARH Lda; Rua Forte do Monte Cintra, 1 – 2C, 2685-141 Sacavém, Portugal and GeoBioTec Research Unit, Aveiro University,
Campus de Santiago 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
2 Superior School of Technology of Setúbal, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (EST/IPS), Campus do IPS, Estefanilha, 2914-508
3 INOVA Institute, Rua S. Gonçalo s/n, 9504-540 Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal and Azores University, P.O. Box 1422, Rua
Mãe de Deus, 9501-801 Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
4Lisbon University, Sciences Faculty, Geology Department, CeGUL, Campo Grande, Ed. C6, 3º Piso, Lisbon, Portugal
EGEC, the European Council of Geothermal Energy, is an international non-profit organization founded in 1998 to promote the European geothermal industry and allow its development both in Europe and in the world, through the configuration of policies, the improvement of business conditions and the impulse of more research and development.
This Treaty organizes the functioning of the Union and determines the areas, the
delimitation and the conditions for exercising their powers.
2. This Treaty and the Treaty on European Union constitute the Treaties on which
The Union is founded. These two Treaties, which have the same legal value, will be designated with the
expression «the Treaties».
Reference document on the energy potential of the Aquiferes Region, as a reference for the value of the land resources. Explains methodologies and models of project development
The launch of www.geothermie-perspectives.fr fulfills two objectives:
Disseminate quality information on geothermal energy.
By providing centralized access to information and homogeneous, validated and updated domains,
with the objective of informing about geothermal energy, more particularly in France, and thus answering questions from the general public, decision-makers or institutions.
Be a place of exchange and animation of the geothermal sector in France.
by creating a space reserved for French geothermal professionals to research information, partners, for exchanges,
In addition to providing links to other European geological services or national associations on geothermal energy, with the European Union and international organizations involved in geothermal energy.
Corinna Abesser1, David Schofield2, Jon Busby3, Helen Bonsor2
1British Geological Survey, Maclean Building, Wallingford, OX10 8BB; 2 British Geological Survey, Lyell Centre, Edinburgh, EH14 4AP; 3 British Geological Survey, Environmental Science Centre, Keyworth, NG12 5GG
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