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Planning a geothermal project & Meet the Members!
EGEC is organising an event to explain how a geothermal project is planned, and how is impacted by permitting.

To develop a geothermal district heating systems around 5 years are needed, for a geothermal electricity plant is last 7 years.

The event will present how his is done and an open debate with participants will envisage how such duration can be reduced.


9h30 - 9h40 Introduction and moderation: Philippe Dumas, EGEC Secretary General
9h40 – 10h25 Session 1: Presenting how to plan a geothermal project

- Planning geothermal district heating, Miklos Antics, GPC IP
- Planning geothermal eletricity plants: case study “Castelnuovo”- Italy, Fausto batini, magma energy Italia
- Planning surface technologies: ORC plants and large HEAT PUMPS, Joseph Bonafin, Turboden

10h25 – 11h00 Session 2: open debate on how to reduce duration of project development

- Inputs statement by Sanjeev Kumar, EGEC Head of Policy: results of the summer consultation on permitting and licensing (

Preliminary questions:
- How to simplify permitting ?
- How to improve project development by importing best practices from oil sector ?

This event is followed by the third round of Meet the members!
EGEC is pleased to introduce the new members that joined our organisation in 2021. They range from geothermal associations to manufacturers and service providers. The new EGEC members will pitch their organisations in 5 minutes to illustrate their contribution to the geothermal sector. Participants will have time for a Q&A, networking and to discuss some business opportunities.

Introduction: Philippe Dumas, EGEC Secretary General

Organisations’ pitch:
• GFZ Helmholtz Zentrum Potsdam
• Geothermal Energy Nordic AS (gtml)
• HS Orka
• MS Energy Solutions Ltd
• smp drilling
• Vulcan Energie Ressourcen GmbH
• Yeager Energy B.V.

Dec 3, 2021 09:30 AM in Brussels

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