Geothermal project under development, Leyweg, The Hague

Friday 14th June


Free. Lunch not included

Max 50 participants.

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When: Friday 14th June 2019, 09:00 – 12:00


  • Haagse Aardwarmte Leyweg  (HAL)


  • City of The Hague
  • The Hague Convention bureau
  • The Hague Business Agency


Geothermal project in densely populated area in the Hague
This geothermal project is located in the South-Western part of The Hague and is unique because of its location and its project history. It started with a study in 2005, proving the presence of a water bearing sandstone formation in the subsurface at a 2 km depth. After several verifications from research institutes a new geothermal project was launched in 2008. A partnership between The City of The Hague, 3 housing corporations, Eneco and E-On Benelux (now Uniper) initiated the geothermal project.  At first the project was supposed to deliver geothermal heat to 4.000 new residential buildings. In 2010 the wells were drilled. Due to the economic crisis (2008-2011) many housing plans were not realised. In 2013 the project officially went bankrupt. A re-launch of the project was made possible in 2016 by ‘Haagse Aardwarmte Leyweg’. In 2018 the wells were cleaned out and tested and now permits are in procedure. What is the future for collective heating solutions in cities? What can we learn from this project from a technical- and business case perspective?


Schedule of the excursion

9:00 – 09:30| Gathering at the bus (location World Forum)

09:45 | Arriving at geothermal site

9:45- 10:15 | Presentation about city’s policy regarding energy transition and collective heating solutions in The Hague including the position of geothermal energy (civil servant)

10:15-11:30 | Presentation technical aspects, business case and small tour (member HAL)

11:30-11:45 | Coffee and snacks on site

11:45-12:00 | Return to World Forum