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Webinar – Geothermal in the Netherlands – Experience, Potential and Targets

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Alexander Richter 22 Jun 2020

In a webinar scheduled for June 26, 2020, Dr. Maren Brehme of TU Delft in the Netherlands, will share insights into geothermal energy in the country, the experience, potential and targets.

IGC has scheduled another interesting new webinar with Dr. Maren Brehme of TU Delft on Geothermal in the Netherlands, the country’s experience, potential and targets.

The webinar is scheduled for June 26, 2020, 14:00 to 14:30 CEST.

„Netherlands to halt Groningen gas production by 2022” states the energymarketprice.org in September 2019. But how to replace the largest energy provider in the Netherlands?

Geothermal energy became the focus of the energy and climate politics in the Netherlands in recent years. The Netherlands are world leaders in ATES with >2500 systems installed. The goal for deep geothermal is to drill 700 doublets until 2050 to provide 135PJ of geothermal heat.

However, geothermal operation also faces several challenges. Decreased injection or production due to clogging of wells and surface infrastructure, geological heterogeneities and induced changes at subsurface put risk on geothermal projects. Recently, TU Delft has been granted two geothermal projects that tackle those challenges during operation and links them to geothermal exploration. International consortia will work on new scientific approaches as well as European-standardized education of a new generation of geothermal experts.

Register for the webinar here.