Knowledge exchange workshop in Salzburg

8. 11. 2017

The workshop combined the knowledge of two Interreg projects: GeoPLASMA-CE and GRETA. The workshop was addressed to public authorities and community administrations, energy planners, research teams and the interested public.

38 participants from nine partner countries, covering Central Europe and the Alpine region, first analysed important international, national, regional and local issues like definitions, competent authorities, licencing procedures and parameters controlling the implementation of shallow geothermal energy systems. A concluding discussion reviewed the adequacy of current procedures and policies and identified gaps where modifications are needed. Based on the keywords data policy, harmonization, incentives, regulation and simplification five working groups elaborated ways for enabling efficient governance solutions on the use of shallow geothermal energy for heating, cooling and seasonal heat storage. These results will be presented soon via the GeoPLASMA-CE project as summaries and catalogues.

KEW Salzburg

The participants of one of the working groups