GDG addresses the potential of the geothermal energy in Ireland at the Geoscience 2018 Conference

By GDG
Monday, 12th November 2018
Filed under: Events, Personnel, News

GDG's Dr. Sarah Blake presented at this year's Geoscience 2018 Conference in Dublin Castle on November 6th. 

This event is the annual stakeholder outreach event for Geological Survey Ireland. Sarah talked about the potential of Ireland's under-utilised national geothermal resources and how they can help us meet our national energy and climate change targets, particularly when paired with district-scale heating projects.

At  the event, GDG also informed about its ongoing participation in the GEO-URBAN project, which has been subsidised through the ERANET Cofund GEOTHERMICA (Project no. 731117), from the European Commission, the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment / Geological Survey Ireland, and the Ministerio de Economia, Industria y Competitivdad.

The project's objective is to provide improved knowledge in relation to the identification, assessment and exploitation of geothermal energy resources in urban locations with low-enthalpy, hard rock reservoirs. The ultimate goal is to accelerate the deployment of deep geothermal energy in Europe in previously undeveloped regions (Ireland and the northeast of Spain), through the use of novel geophysical imaging techniques and the development of a commercial road map for such environments.

For more information about GEO-URBAN, please contact jclarke@gdgeo.com.