DEEPEGS (EU project)
DEPLOYMENT OF DEEP ENHANCED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY BUSINESS
Project type:

Research / Development & Innovation

Project Location:

Research carried out at various sites in Europe. (Demonstration sites: Iceland, France)

Project Leader:

HS ORKA (IS)

GeoEnergy Europe Partners:
FONROCHE GEOTHERMIE
Non GEE Partners:

Statoil )NO), Landsvirkjun (IS), Herrenknecht Vertical GmBH (DE), GEORG (IS)

Background & context:

Our consortium is industry driven with five energy companies that are capable of implementing the project goal through cross-fertilisation and sharing of knowledge. The companies are all highly experienced in energy production, and three of them are already delivering power to national grids from geothermal resources.

Project Summary:

Our goal with the DEEPEGS project is to demonstrate the feasibility of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) for delivering energy from renewable resources in Europe. Testing of stimulating technologies for EGS in deep wells in different geologies, will deliver new innovative solutions and models for wider deployments of EGS reservoirs with sufficient permeability for delivering significant amounts of geothermal power across Europe.

Project achievements & innovative aspects:

(1) demonstrate EGS for widespread exploitation (2) demonstrate significant advances in bringing EGS derived energy to market exploitation. (3) proactively address social concerns about EGS deployments through risk analysis and hazard mitigation plans

Project Funding:
EU H2020
Period:
2015-2019
Project Budget:
44 057 258,66 €
The GEO-ENERGY EUROPE project is funded by the European Union’s COSME Programme (2014-2020)