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Possible Russian interest in Greek geothermal exploration

Agios Nikolaos church in the village of Anthili, near Lamia, Fthiotida/ Greece (source: flickr/ RobW, creative commons)
Francisco Rojas 10 Feb 2015

Russian company Rosgeologiya might partner up with the Greek government to carry out geological explorations and develop geothermal power generation in the country.

Geothermal energy generation might be in development in Greece, with the help of Russian interests. According to Russian news, representatives from the Greek government are in discussions with Russian geologists over the prospect of geological exploration in the country, as well as the construction of geothermal power stations, reports RIA Novosti.

“The initial meeting has taken place with the head of Rosgeologiya,” a source close to the negotiations told the agency. “Two directions of possible collaboration were discussed. The first is the undertaking of geological exploration to locate deposits, and further investigations on the basis of existing seismological investigations.”

The same agency also reports that a second path of collaboration is also being discussed in the talks, that of the construction of geothermal power stations like those at Kamchatka, in Russia’s Far East. “In Greece there are a lot of geothermal energy sources, which could be used for the production of electrical energy and heating”, said the source.

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Source: Sputnik News