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Electricity generation from Enhanced Geothermal Systems - Strasbourg, France, Workshop5
Electricity generation from Enhanced Geothermal Systems - Strasbourg, France, Workshop5
14-16 September 2006 Hôtel Regent Petite France
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Status of Geothermal Electricity Generation in Europe
The use of geothermal energy has a long tradition, which – concerning electricity 
generation – dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. From then to this day 
the use of geothermal energy for power generation in Europe has reached an installed 
electrical capacity of 1.1 GW and an annually electricity production of 8 TWh/a. 
According to the EU's Renewables Directive this contribution should be increased in 
the future. Therefore the European Union has granted considerable amounts for R&E-
On this background the aim of this contribution is to present the current status of 
geo¬thermal electricity generation in Europe. For that reason the different European 
countries are analysed with respect to their geothermal activities. Additionally 
statements are made concerning which type of reservoir (i. e. hydrothermal area, 
enhanced geothermal system) is used in connection with which conversion technology 
(i. e. dry steam plant, binary cycle). Based on this, conclusions are drawn where 
and what kind of newly installed geothermal power plants can be expected in the 
years to come.
Id: 41
Place: Hôtel Regent Petite France
5, rue des Moulins
67000 Strasbourg
Starting date:
14-Sep-2006   11:15
Duration: 20'
Primary Authors: KALTSCHMITT, Martin (Institute for Energy and Environment (IE), Leipzig, Germany and Institute for Environmental Technology and Energy Economics, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)
Co-Authors: FRICK, Stephanie (Institute for Energy and Environment (IE), Leipzig, Germany)
Presenters: KALTSCHMITT, Martin
Material: slides Slides

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