About the Project:
The interdisciplinary project team is composed of experts from two scientific and educational institutions (the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture and the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering of the University of Zagreb) and one company for design and supervising the performance of such systems (TT Inženjering d.o.o.). The project is planned to carry out the activity of collecting data on the installed geothermal heat pumps and the creation of an interactive GIS map. The results of the project will enable the assessment of energy consumption coming from the shallow geothermal energy system and the increase of knowledge about the derived systems and about the geothermal potential of shallow geothermal sources in Croatia.
Total Duration of the Project:
1 February 2023 - 30 April 30 2024
Grant funding rate: 100%
Mapping of Shallow Geothermal Systems in the Republic of Croatia (PLIGES) Project, ref. number 111, financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as a part of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA) 2014 - 2021 with national co-financing by the Republic of Croatia within the framework of the implementation of the 'Energy and Climate Change' Programme.
Programme manager: Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds.
Program partner: Hrvoje Požar Energy Institute.
Implementation of a comprehensive review of installed shallow geothermal energy systems in Croatia:
- establishment of a database of derived systems of shallow geothermal energy and a system of its replenishment
- assessment of energy consumption coming from shallow geothermal energy systems
- creation of an interactive GIS map for viewing and visualizing data
- increasing the knowledge about the exploitation of the potential of shallow geothermal energy in Croatia.
A direct contribution to the increase in the production of heating and cooling energy from renewable sources is expected, based on increasing the visibility of the technology, strengthened capacities for its use and the creation of publicly available tools, which will strengthen the capacities for managing and promoting renewable energy sources in the Republic of Croatia.
Established database of implemented systems
Improvement of competences for exploitation of shallow geothermal energy
Increased technology visibility and data availability
Greater exploitation of the potential of shallow geothermal energy in the Republic of Croatia