This autumn, we started to strengthen ties with the Cost Action Geothermal-DHC and lately organised two joint meetings to identify synergies and potential opportunities for cooperation.

Geothermal-DHC addresses the inclusion of geothermal energy in decarbonized heating and cooling grids across Europe. The network follows a technologically bottom-up approach involving the whole spectrum of geothermal and envisaging the whole process chain from planning to operation and monitoring. Our network addresses both, refitted existing heating and cooling networks as well as new grids. Geothermal may act as a heating source, sink or storage and may be combined with other renewables (e.g. solar thermal) and waste heat in multivalent heating and cooling grids.

CROWDTHERMAL coordinator Isabel Fernández attended the virtual workshop on geothermal energy use on European volcanic islands organised by Geothermal-DHC and EGEC on 1 October. It was attended by more than 50 participants around the globe and offered interesting insights into the opportunities and barriers of geothermal energy use at volcanic islands. The recording is available on YouTube.

We are also collaborating with the Cost Action on our newsletters. CROWDTHERMAL has been covered in the last edition of the Geothermal DHC newsletter.

Stay tuned for further updates on our collaboration!