Geothermal Energy Conference – GeoEnergi2017

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The 4th “GeoEnergi” conference is taking place on May 22nd – 23rd 2017 in Bergen, Norway. The biennial conference GeoEnergi2017, organised by the Norwegian Center for Geothermal Energy Research (CGER), gathers industry, research, business and management participants and covers all aspects of geothermal energy.   At the conference there will be relevant presentations and time for discussions and networking.

5th Global District Energy Climate Awards

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The Global District Energy Climate Awards bring together heating and cooling experts from around the world to recognise District Energy projects, schemes and initiatives demonstrating a high level of energy efficiency and innovation.

If your project is the one bringing successful contribution to sustainable energy it is your time to shine – APPLY by 15 JUNE 2017! Judged by a panel of highly respected professionals, these awards will provide a benchmark of success, bringing pride, peer acknowledgement and lots of other benefits.

With 5 categories to choose from, including new scheme, modernization, expansion, emerging market and ‘out-of-the-box’, there is a category for everyone. To enter click on the category name and complete the online form.

Application deadline: 15 June 2017

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Dr. Marit Brommer is the new IGA Executive Director

Marit Brommer has joined the International Geothermal Association (IGA) as the new Executive Director.

A Dutch national with a decade of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, Marit Brommer comes with a strong experience in operational offshore drilling at Total, and leading global R&D deployment projects at Shell. Prior to her Industry years she completed her PhD at the TU Delft (Nl) in Reservoir Geology and worked as a consultant at Royal Haskoning in the UK.

New Training Course in Deep Geothermal Systems in Switzerland

A training course in deep geothermal systems is being organised by the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics of the University of Neuchatel (Switzerland).

The course includes 4 modules of 5 days each between September 2017 and March 2018 in Neuchatel. The participants include scientists and engineers from the fields of earth sciences and energy. The main objective of this course is to train specialists in deep geothermal systems, who will be capable afterwards in their company or public institution of planning, setting up and leading parts or the totality of geothermal projects. Participants who complete the training will receive a Certificate of Advanced Studies.

Geothermal News March 2017

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  • A word from the EGEC President


  • European Commission’s 5 scenario for the future of EU, what it means for renewables
  • EGEC organises a web meeting on the Renewable Energy Directive on the district heating provisions
  • EGEC’s contribution to the European public consultation on the reform of the VAT rates
  • Guidelines on Balancing markets and network codes: towards regional integration
  • EGEC publishes the 2017 update of its funding guide for geothermal in Europe


  • Pre-announcement: GeoERA joint call for proposals on applied geoscience
  • Drilling on St1’s geothermal pilot project at Otaniemi will be paused for approximately half a year
  • Swiss Federal Council approves report on hydraulic fracturing
  • Good conditions for deep geothermal energy in Switzerland
  • DARLINGe – Danube Region Leading Geothermal Energy
  • Share of renewables in energy consumption in the EU still on the rise


  • Innovation in the renewable heating and cooling sector: Present your project at the RHC ETIP annual event!
  • CoolingEU issues its first newsletter
  • Heat Roadmap Europe launched Peta4, a new interactive tool for heating and cooling