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DEPLOYMENT OF DEEP ENHANCED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY BUSINESS

DEPLOYMENT OF DEEP ENHANCED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY BUSINESS

Objective

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. DEEPEGS will demonstrate advanced technologies in three geothermal reservoir types that provide all unique condition for demonstrating the applicability of this “tool bag” on different geological conditions. We will demonstrate EGS for widespread exploitation of high enthalpy heat (i) beneath existing hydrothermal field at Reykjanes (volcanic environment) with temperature up to 550°C and (ii) very deep hydrothermal reservoirs at Valence (crystalline and sandstone) and Vistrenque (limestone) with temperatures up to 220°C. 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. The focus on business cases will demonstrate significant advances in bringing EGS derived energy (TRL6-7) routinely to market exploitation, and has potential to mobilise project outcomes to full market scales following the end of DEEPEGS project. We seek to understand social concerns about EGS deployments, and will address those concerns in a proactive manner, where the environment, health and safety issues are prioritised and awareness raised for social acceptance. We will through risk analysis and hazard mitigation plans ensure that relevant understanding of the risks and how they can be minimised and will be implemented as part of the RTD approaches, and as a core part of the business case development.
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Coordinator

HS ORKA HF

Address

Orkubraut 3
240 Grindavik

Iceland

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 6 263 410

Participants (9)

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FONROCHE GEOTHERMIE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 8 390 751

STATOIL PETROLEUM AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 157 511,25

LANDSVIRKJUN SAMEIGNARFELAG

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 137 756,29

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 220 045

ISLENSKAR ORKURANNSOKNIR

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 1 523 277,50

Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 476 241,19

ENEL GREEN POWER

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 220 325

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 803 882,50

GEORG-RANNSOKNARKLASI I JARDHITA

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 806 541,15

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 690771

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2015

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.4.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 44 057 258,66

  • EU contribution

    € 19 999 740,88

Coordinated by:

HS ORKA HF

Iceland