Geothermal major source for district heating in the region of Paris, France
Two geothermal district heating projects are expected to go online later this year in the greater Paris region in France.
Only about 5% of energy consumption in Ile-de-France (the region of the French capital of Paris) is derived from renewable energy. But the region has great geothermal resources, due to reservoirs at a depth between 1,600 and 2,000 meters.
In the past few years, particularly biomass boilers have been installed, but geothermal is now seeing a return with the two – somewhat surprising – projects at Arcueil – Gentilly in thirty years.
The commissioning of the network is planned later this year and iss expected to cover up to 60% of the heat demand of the two municipalities.
Source: La Tribune