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French AFPG to support region of Vojvodina in Serbia on geothermal development

Jean-Jacques Graff, President of afpg and local partner signing agreement (source: Government of Vojvodina)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 18 Jul 2019

The French Association of Geothermal Professionals (afpg) has signed a cooperation agreement with the provincial government of Vojvodina in Serbia on the potential development of geothermal energy projects for heat and electricity generation in the region.

The French Association of Geothermal Professionals (AFPG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Provincial Government of Vojvodina in Serbia on the potential development of geothermal energy development. The agreement was signed in conjunction with an official state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Serbia this month.

The GOSPEL project (Geothermal Serbian Pilot projects for Heat and Electricity) is being implemented with financing from the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance, supported by the regional government of Vojvodina.

As part of the project a study identified four potential industrial-size projects for deep geothermal energy development in Serbia, at the sites of Subotica, Kikinda, and Sremska Mitrovica – Ruma. These sites could provide the potential to feed local district heating networks in cities or industrial zones, as well as the generation of electricity.

The estimated installed capacities of geothermal plants are between 11 MW and 17 MW, which corresponds to a total investment of EUR 7 million to EUR 18 million, the Vojvodina government said.

Source: Balkan Green Energy News  and Renewables Now