Round Table 2023

on Heat Transition & Geothermal Energy Opportunities

12 december 2023 in Ptuj, SLovenia

Cetp-logos-banner-03-002-The GEOTHERMICA Initiative , CETPartnership TRI4Heating & Cooling , Geothermal IWG , and EEA Grants are organising a Roundtable Event in Ptuj, Slovenia on 12 December. The Ministry of Environment, Climate & Energy in Slovenia will host the event.

The Roundtable will serve as a platform for industry, RD&I, and member states to influence and define the role of geothermal energy in Europe's transition to sustainable energy sources. 

 The discussion will concentrate on the key elements required to tap into geothermal energy's potential, identify existing opportunities, address specific needs, and overcome both transnational and national barriers. Participants will have the option to join a Field Trip on 13 December.

Date: 12-13 December 2023
Location: The Grand Hotel Primus, Ptuj, Slovenia - Travel-Information-Roundtable-in-Slovenia-12-December-14112023

- Hotel rooms can be booked online

Please RSVP before 13 November 2023 by following this link:
Limited spots available


Day 1 | 12 December 2023

Morning Session

Introduction to Roundtable Discussions
Stephan Schreiber, Co-Chair Geothermal IWG & GEOTHERMICA Initiative 
Philippe Dumas, Secretary General, European Geothermal Energy Council: Prospects of Geothermal Energy in Europe

Country Updates: Strategies & Policies on Geothermal Energy
Slovenia – Gregor Rome, Ministry of the Environment, Climate & Energy of Slovenia
Germany – Stephan Schreiber, Co-Chair Geothermal IWG & GEOTHERMICA Initiative

Panel Discussions: Strategies for Heating Transition & Geothermal Opportunities
moderated by Lauren Boyd and Paul Ramsak

Afternoon session

Public Cooperation Supporting Geothermal Energy & Heating Transition 
GEOTHERMICA Initiative – Lauren Boyd, Co-Chair GEOTHERMICA Initiative  
EEA Grants – María Guðmundsdóttir, Project Manager Geothermal Resources, National Energy Authority of Iceland
Geothermal IWG – Gerdi Breembroek, Chair Geothermal IWG 
CETPartnership TRI4 Heating & Cooling – Alicja Wiktoria Stoklosa, Office Manager TRI4 

Projects & Success Stories on Geothermal & Heating Transition 
Arctic Green Energy – Rúnar Þór Jónsson, Regional Managing Director, Arctic Green Energy 
Vienna – Bernhard Novotny, Head of Geothermal Projects, OMV
KeyGeothermal – María Guðmundsdóttir, Project Manager Geothermal Resources, National Energy Authority of Iceland 
Croatia – Staša Borović, Croatian Geological Survey: Multidisciplinary approach to conceptual modelling of hydrothermal systems in Croatia (HyTheC project)
Hungary – Nóra Gál, Geological Specialist, Directorate of Geology SARA

Panel Discussions: Regional Solutions for Heating Transition
moderated by Nina Rman & Andrej Lapanje

Conclusion and summary

Reception & Networking

Day 2 | 13 December 2023 - Geothermal Field Trip 

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