What is the potential of geothermal energy for heat transformation in cities?

30 April 2021

10:00 - 12:00 CET Online

Decarb City Pipes 2050’s partner cities are heavily investigating the potential of geothermal energy to decarbonise heating for buildings. In some cities, this energy source could supply between one third to two thirds of the energy distributed by their district heating systems in the future.
Assessing the potential of geothermal energy and developing deep geothermal projects in urban areas comes with a number of challenges, such as analysing the underground characteristics, mapping the space constraints to define drilling points and getting citizens’ social acceptance.

This session will present insights from studies and projects done by the city partners and their stakeholders, in particular their local utilities.

Agenda (each presentation of 15 min will be followed by a Q&A session):

  • Shallow geothermal energy potential in urban areas: the example of Vienna, by Cornelia Steiner, Federal Agency for Geology of Austria
  • How to estimate the potential of deep geothermal energy in Dublin region?, by Sarah Blake and Aoife Braiden, Geological Survey Ireland
  • Where surface and subsurface potential for deep geothermal energy meet, by Annelieke Vis, City of Rotterdam
  • Geothermal strategy and projects in Munich, by Annecatrin Theis, Stadtwerke München.

Interested in this session? Please register via this link.