31st March 2021 – EGEC Geothermal and the German Geothermal Association (BVG) are pleased to announce that the 2022 edition of the European Geothermal Congress (EGC) will be held on 17th -21st October 2022 at the Berlin Congress Centre (bcc) in Berlin, Germany.
The European Geothermal Congress is the largest geothermal congress in Europe, with more than 800 visitors from all over the world and a unique blend of events for the whole geothermal sector. Organised every 3 years, EGC is a unique opportunity for stakeholders from all parts of the sector, whether academic, industrial, financial, policy-making, or societal, to come together and find new ways to progress.
“We have witnessed extraordinary developments in the geothermal sector over the past few years: game-changer innovations, more and more investments from the oil and gas sector, greater integrations with other renewable sources. The 2022 edition of the European Geothermal Congress will reflect all this. It will be an unmissable event for anybody interested in the geothermal sector”, said Philippe Dumas, EGEC Secretary General.
André Deinhardt, CEO of the German Geothermal Association, adds: “As the German Geothermal Association we are very happy that the EGC 2022 is taking place in Berlin this time. I am very sure that we will have a great event with the geothermal community as well as the energy transition community as a whole. We expect the EGC 2022 in Berlin to be a positive symbol for the energy transition with geothermal energy.”
Today, Germany is among the leading European markets for geothermal energy, being Europe’s 4th largest market for geothermal use in district heating and cooling, and the largest one in terms of planned capacity developments. Geothermal heat pumps and district heating are currently contributing with a combined capacity of more than 4,700 MWth to the supply of heating and cooling. Furthermore, 35 MWel of power capacity are installed, placing Germany among the main European countries in the deployment of innovative geothermal electricity production.
The hosting city of Berlin aims to become climate neutral by 2050 and is looking at geothermal energy to achieve this objective.
Following its established format, the European Geothermal Congress will feature: a conference programme with both oral and poster presentations; contributions from local, national and European political leaders; sessions covering science and research, policy, education, financing, and communication; a large industry exhibition; site visits to geothermal projects; networking events and much more.
The call for abstracts will be announced in April 2021
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