Location: Rue de Trèves 61, 1040 Bruxelles, Copa-Cogeca meeting room

Day 1 – Tuesday, September 24, 2019

10:00 – 10:30 Get together and registration

10:30 – 12:30 Session 1: Opening keynotes

  • Welcome address and introduction to the event
  • Keynote speech from the European Parliament
  • Current market developments of shallow geothermal energy use in Europe (P. Dumas, EGEC)
  • The role of shallow geothermal energy in the European heat pump market – requirements for a sustainable growth of ground source heat pumps (D. Stefanica, EHPA)
  • The new energy & climate policy package 2030 to develop geothermal heating and cooling (E. Hoos, DG Energy)
  • Fostering the efficient and sustainable use of shallow geothermal energy in Central Europe – lessons learned from the Interreg CE project GeoPLASMA-CE (G. Goetzl, GeoPLASMA-CE)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch networking

 13:30 – 14:30 Session 2: Panel discussion

  • The expected and possible future role of shallow geothermal energy in the “Clean Energy for all Europeans initiative”. What contribution can shallow geothermal make to decarbonize the heating and cooling sector in Europe and which non-technological hurdles need to be removed?

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 17:00 Session 3: Innovative and good practice of shallow geothermal across Europe This session will focus on key concepts and measures to make shallow geothermal a key technology in Europe

  • Seasonal geothermal heat storage – examples of realized projects in Switzerland
    (S. Büttgenbach, Senior Project Leader Consulting, Amstein + Walthert AG, Switzerland)
  • Methods for planning of ATES Systems – Optimal use of subsurface space in high density areas
    (M. Bloemendal, Researcher Geothermal Energy Storage, TU Delft, The Netherlands)
  • KAI Offenbach- example for retrofitting of a quarter with geothermal heating and cooling
    (R. Grimm, General Manager, geoENERGIE Konzept GmbH, Germany)
  • Energie Krieau – New approaches for the use of shallow geothermal in large volume buildings and city quarters in Vienna (Austria)
    (F. Vogl, Bauconsult, Austria)
  • Geoenergy coupled with dry cooler for residential building complexes – the combination of dry cooler technology to realize geothermal energy with space limitations
    (L. Isaksen, Technical Officer, Rototec, Norway)
  • A case study project in Wallonia
    (L.I. Sanasi, Environmental Engineer, Aquale, Belgium)
  • The E-USE(aq) project
    (M. Pellegrini,Juniour Researcher, University of Bolognia, Italy)

17:00 – 18:00 Cocktail reception and networking


Day 2 – Wednesday, September 25, 2019

09:30 – 10:00 Get together and registration

10:00 – 12:00 Session 4: Shallow geothermal research keynotes

  • Promising future technological solutions linked to shallow geothermal energy use (J. Urchueguia, RHC-ETIP)
  • Research opportunities in the final H2020 calls and outlook on Horizon Europe (M. Soede, DG Research)
  • SET Plan Implementation working group on Efficient energy in buildings (J. Reichert, chair of the SET Plan IWG 5)

Round table discussion: “Towards a new agenda and implementation roadmap to 2030 for research and innovation in shallow geothermal heating and cooling”

12:00 – 12:30 Closing session

  • Wrap up and concluding remarks

12:30 – 13:30 Networking with snacks