20 MW geothermal power plant to be built in Croatia

Landscape at Slatina, Croatia (source: flickr/ Lidach.vtc, creative commons)
Carlo Cariaga 17 May 2019

Local company Geo Power Zagocha has submitted an application for the construction of a geothermal power plant in the Cadavica municipality, Slatina region, Croatia

The construction of a 20 MW geothermal power plant is being planned in the Slatina region in Croatia. This was revealed by an application submitted by local company Geo Power Zagocha to the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy.

If the plans push through, the Zagocha geothermal power plant will be the second of such facilities in Croatia. Previously, the 17.5 MW Velika Ciglena geothermal power plant started commercial operations at the end of 2018.

The plant will be located in the Cadavica municipality, where three geothermal wells (PS-2, PS-4, and PS-5) have already been drilled. Well PS-5 has been considered an early candidate for utilization, although Zagocha is also planning to drill a new well 900 meters to the east of the proposed power plant site. The plant will use an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system.

As a response to last year’s public call for bids for geothermal energy exploration in the areas surrounding Slatina city, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy has granted a geothermal exploration license to Geo Power Zagocha in the Slatina 2 license area. The exploration license for Slatina 3 was issued to EES Dravacel Energetika.

Source: Balkan Green Energy News