Háskóli Íslands

DEEPEGS

Project reference: 690771

Funded under :

H2020-EU.3. - PRIORITY 'Societal challenges

H2020-EU.3.3. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Secure, clean and efficient energy

H2020-EU.3.3.2. - Low-cost, low-carbon energy supply

H2020-EU.3.3.2.1. - Develop the full potential of wind energy

H2020-EU.3.3.2.2. - Develop efficient, reliable and cost-competitive solar energy systems

H2020-EU.3.3.2.4. - Develop geothermal, hydro, marine and other renewable energy options

DEPLOYMENT OF DEEP ENHANCED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY BUSINESS

From 2015-12-01 to 2019-11-30, ongoing project

Project details

Total cost: EUR 44 057 258,66

EU contribution: EUR 19 999 740,88

Coordinated in: Iceland

Topic(s):

LCE-03-2015 - Demonstration of renewable electricity and heating/cooling technologies

Call for proposal:

H2020-LCE-2015-2See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

IA - Innovation action

Objective

Our goal with the DEEPEGS project is to demonstrate the feasibility of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) for delivering energy from renewable resources in Europe. Testing of stimulating technologies for EGS in deep wells in different geologies, will deliver new innovative solutions and models for wider deployments of EGS reservoirs with sufficient permeability for delivering significant amounts of geothermal power across Europe. DEEPEGS will demonstrate advanced technologies in three geothermal reservoir types that provide all unique condition for demonstrating the applicability of this “tool bag” on different geological conditions. We will demonstrate EGS for widespread exploitation of high enthalpy heat (i) beneath existing hydrothermal field at Reykjanes (volcanic environment) with temperature up to 550°C and (ii) very deep hydrothermal reservoirs at Valence (crystalline and sandstone) and Vistrenque (limestone) with temperatures up to 220°C. Our consortium is industry driven with five energy companies that are capable of implementing the project goal through cross-fertilisation and sharing of knowledge. The companies are all highly experienced in energy production, and three of them are already delivering power to national grids from geothermal resources. The focus on business cases will demonstrate significant advances in bringing EGS derived energy (TRL6-7) routinely to market exploitation, and has potential to mobilise project outcomes to full market scales following the end of DEEPEGS project. We seek to understand social concerns about EGS deployments, and will address those concerns in a proactive manner, where the environment, health and safety issues are prioritised and awareness raised for social acceptance. We will through risk analysis and hazard mitigation plans ensure that relevant understanding of the risks and how they can be minimised and will be implemented as part of the RTD approaches, and as a core part of the business case development.

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Coordinator

HS ORKA HF

Iceland

Participants

FONROCHE GEOTHERMIE SAS

France

STATOIL PETROLEUM AS

Norway

LANDSVIRKJUN SAMEIGNARFELAG

Iceland

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

ISLENSKAR ORKURANNSOKNIR

Iceland

Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH

Germany

ENEL GREEN POWER

Italy

Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie

Germany

GEORG-RANNSOKNARKLASI I JARDHITA /Háskóli Íslands as third party

Iceland

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