GEORG has been running the DEEPEGS Project Office and leading the dissemination and communication activities for the past four years. The goal of DEEPEGS is to demonstrate the feasibility of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) for delivering energy from renewable resources in Europe.
2019 was a year full of new actions and active participation in conferences and workshops by DEEPEGS researchers. The Icelandic site at Reykjanes was in preparation for flow testing. In France, the Vendenheim site was ready after the drilling and processing with monitoring measures, and in the preparation to the flow test.
In November 2019, DEEPEGS held its final symposium hosted by the BRGM team in Orléans, France. The last workshop was successful, hosting more than 50 researchers and industry representatives from seven different countries such as France, Italy, Iceland, Norway, Canada, Germany and Switzerland, who met to discuss a very focused subject: “How to enhance deep geothermal well productivity?“.
The DEEPEGS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 690771.
The DEEPEGS Final Meeting 2020 took place on April 24, 2020, as an online setup and it was an exciting experiment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a great achievement of teamwork. The event proved successful, with over 350 participants registered from around the World. Participants from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South, Central and North America attended the event.
Final Meeting Outcomes available online here https://deepegs.eu/final-meeting-outcomes/