Near-surface Geothermal Resources in the Territory of the Alpine Space

Midterm Conference - Sharing and valorizing the first project outcomes and co-built the next steps

The GRETA project aims to demonstrate the potential of Shallow  Geothermal Energy in the alpine space and to share knowledge to encourage the integration of this technology into future energy plans. The objective is to contribute to the energetic transition by valorizing this renewable energy which is sometimes forgotten and adapt it to the specific stakes of the Alpine area.

The 12 project partners and observers gathered on the invitation of GBA (Geological Survey of Austria) in Salzburg on Tuesday 7th November. With representatives of the public authorities and technicians, they discussed, amongst other:

  • The Chances and challenges for NSGE in the Alpine Space (NSGE mapping, legal requirements…)
  • The project results in the case study areas (Davos - CH, Sonthofen - DE, Leogang - AUT, Parc des Bauges - FR, Cerkno - SLO, Aosta - IT).

The consortium of the project is composed of advanced research center (POLITO, EURAC, University of Basel, Technical University of Munich), National geological survey (of Austria - GBA, Solvenia - GeoZS, France - BRGM), territorial authorities and network (ARPA Valle d'Aosta, Regione Lombardia, Climate Alliance), and business orientated organizations that promote geothermal solutions (INDURA, Triple-S). They have been working together for a year and a half, using their synergies and are well placed to propose innovative tools (with high scientific added value like potential mapping or socially inventive like regarding the stakeholder engagement).

All the presentations are available below:

To read more on the joint workshop focused on "Legal requirements, procedures and policies on shallow geothermal use in Central Europe and the Alpine region", please click here.

To discover the posters exhibited during the event, click here.