Implementation period: 2010-01-01 - 2015-12-31
Division: Division of Renewable Energy Sources
The main objective of the project is to implement pilot-scale demonstration of the geothermal energy utilisation on the 3 selected demo-sites, Morahalom (Hungary), Galanta (Slovakia) and Montieri (Italy). The demonstration activities are complemented by applied research tasks on (1) the technological background of the geothermal resources including system optimisation and system integration; (2) and also on the socio-economic aspects of the current and future investments. One of the key elements of the project are the efficient dissemination and training activities that will both raise public awareness on RES application and help transferring the project technology and approach to other communities in the region and beyond. The Geothermal Communities (GEOCOM) project it the idea aiming to increase the visibility of direct heat applications of geothermal energy throughout Europe. This 11 million euro project, funded under the FP7, demonstrated a wide array of research and demonstration components to provide not only firsthand experience for the communities involved in the project, but also to feed the international scientific community with valuable results related to the currently pressing geothermal matters such as reinjection into sandstone reservoirs and trans-boundary utilisation of geothermal aquifers.