Potential of geothermal energy for heat transformation in cities



The 30 April 2021 from 10:00 until 12:00




In the framework of the Decarb City Pipes 2050 project, Energy Cities organises discussions every last Friday of the month on specific topics linked to the decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector. These sessions will allow exchanges and capitalisation of learnings and know-how between the partner cities (Bilbao, Bratislava, Dublin, Munich, Rotterdam, Vienna and Winterthur) and a limited number of external cities. Experts, such as the advisory board members, will also be invited to share their insights.

This session will focus on geothermal energy. 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 and 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 come 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 partner cities and their stakeholders, in particular their local utilities.

For more information, please contact Marie Royer