Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal

DEEPEGS: Deployment of deep enhanced geothermal systems for sustainable energy business

  • contact:

    Eva Schill

  • funding:

    EU Horizon 2020

  • Partner:

    ENEL Green Power, Italien

    FONROCHE Geotermie, Frankreich

    GEORG, Island

    University of Iceland

    GFZ Potsdam

    Herrenknecht Vertical, Deutschland

    HS ORKA, Island

    ISOR, Island

    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Deutschland

    Landsvirkjun, Island

    Statoil, Norwegen

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The goal DEEPEGS 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 across Europe. DEEPEGS will demonstrate advanced technologies 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 in France with temperatures up to 220°C.

The focus on business cases will demonstrate advances in bringing EGS derived energy (TRL6-7) to market exploitation. We seek to understand and address social concerns about EGS deployments. We will through risk analysis and hazard mitigation plans ensure that relevant understanding and minimisation of the risks will be implemented as part of the RTD business case development.