Workshop: Decarbonising cities with geothermal district heating, Brussels 13 Dec. ’19

Workshop: Decarbonising cities with geothermal district heating, Brussels 13 Dec. ’19 Workshop announcement, website screenshot
Alexander Richter 5 Dec 2019

A Workshop on Decarbonising cities with geothermal district heating and how to finance it is organised by the Geo-Risk Project in Brussels/ Belgium on 13 December 2019.

The Geo-Risk Project has announced a workshop on “Decarbonising cities with geothermal district heating: how to finance it?”
Date: 13 December 2019

Location: Copa Cogeca – Rue de Trèves 61, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

This seminar is organised as a partnership between the European geothermal industry and European local authorities committed to the energy transition to facilitate the uptake of this clean renewable energy technology.

You can register using the following link.

In particular, this workshop, organized in the framework of the GEORISK project and the HeatNet NWE project and in association with the Covenant of Mayors, aims at best answering the following issues:

  • Role of local planning in enabling RES investments, notably for heating and cooling;
  • Impact of local authorities in enabling the business model of geothermal projects;
  • Barriers to deploying geothermal district heating and cooling projects;
  • Policy solutions for facilitating deployment of geothermal district heating and cooling;
  • Financing geothermal projects.

The detailed program:

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome

  • Presentation of the GEORISK Project: Philippe Dumas, EGEC
  • Presentation by Covenant of Mayors: Fréderic Boyer, Energy Cities – Head of Covenant of Mayors Office
  • European Commission: Eva Hoss (TBC)

9:30 – 11:00 Session 1. Decarbonize cities with geothermal District Heating 

  • Heating and cooling master planning, example from the HotMaps project – Julien Joubert, Energy Cities
  • Presentation of geothermal market report, Thomas Garabetian, EGEC
  • Assessing the risks associated with geothermal DH, Christian Boissavy, AFPG/GEODEEP (tbc)
  • Case study: example from the SIPPEREC (TBC)

Presentations followed by discussions with participants

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Session 2. De-risking and Financing the deployment of geothermal DH 

  • Presentation GEORISK conclusions on geothermal risk mitigation schemes (WP3), Nicole Lupi, SFOE (tbc)
  • Presentation of business models for DH schemes from HeatNet NWE project – focus on Mijnwater example – Benoit Hofer, Cap Construction
  • Member of GEORISK advisory committee Roland Schultze, EIB (TBD)
  • Case study on crowdfunding – Engie

Presentations followed by discussions with participants

(Lunch is served)

This event will be held in Brussels on 13th December between 9:00-13:00.

You can register using here.

Source: Geo-Risk Project