National stakeholder's event in Bratislava
13. 4. 2018
The reliable data on the number of heat pump installations, their form (open loop system or closed loop system) and distribution were not available for Slovakia at the beginning of the project. These data are vital for mapping and creation of statistics of the market in shallow geothermal energy. Technical standards that would be suitable for installers as well as licensing authorities (building authorities, water supply institutions) are still missing in Slovakia. Therefore the National Stakeholders’ Meeting was organized to address these issues. The meeting was held at the State Geological Institute of Dionýz Štúr on April 13, 2018.
The invited stakeholders from Austria and Slovakia had a chance to talk to GeoPLASMA-CE experts from all partners’ organizations. GeoPLASMA-CE team members presented the current state of the use of shallow geothermal energy for heating and cooling in Germany (Ruediger Grimm, geoENERGIE Konzept GmbH) and the objectives and expected results of the GeoPLASMA-CE project (Gregor Goetzl, Project Manager, Geological Survey of Austria).
In the second part, the planned and already achieved geoscientific outputs for the cross-borderpilot areaBratislava – Hainburg – Kittsee were presented by Jaromir Švasta (State Geological Institute of Dionýz Štúr). The presentation was prepared in cooperation with Clemens Porpaczy (Geological Survey of Austria) and was focused on current state of the 3D geological model, expected outputs of the hydraulic and geothermal model and outcomes that can be used by stakeholders. Another presentation was focused on the legal framework and permitting procedures for shallow geothermal energy use in Slovakia, Austria and in some other Central European countries (Radovan Černák, State Geological Institute of Dionýz Štúr and Doris Rupprecht, Geological Survey of Austria).