GeoSmart project to be presented at ETIP-DG Workshop, 23 February 2022
Technological innovations to increase geothermal plant flexibility under the GeoSmart project will be presented at a workshop for ETIP-DG members on 23 February, 2022.
The EU Horizon 2020-funded GeoSmart project will be presented at a workshop for members of the European Technology and Innovation on Deep Geothermal (ETIP-DG) on 23 February 2022. The event, titled “Towards flexibility of geothermal plants” will focus on the technological solutions developed during the GeoSmart project and on collecting feedback from geothermal stakeholders.
We first reported on the GeoSmart project in early 2019. It is a research and innovation program under Horizon 2020 made up of a partnership between 19 participants coordinated by TWI Ltd. (United Kingdom). The goal of the program is to optimize and demonstrate innovative solutions to improve the flexibility and efficiency of geothermal plants.
The first demonstration site for the GeoSmart project was the Kizildere geothermal power plant managed by Zorlu Energy. The innovations made in the Kizildere plant, as well as the Insheim site in Germany, will be among those that will be presented at the event.
Launched in 2016, ETIP-DG is an open stakeholder group formed of representatives from industry, academia, research centres, and sectoral associations. Endorsed by the European Commission under the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), ETIP-DG has the objective of enabling deep geothermal technology to proliferate and reach its full potential across Europe by targeting the primary objective of overall cost reduction, including environmental, social, and technological costs.