The Geothermal ETIP is an open stakeholder group, including representatives from industry, academia, research centres, and sectoral associations, covering the entire deep geothermal energy exploration, production and utilization value chain.
The European Technology and Innovation Platforms (ETIPs) have been recently recognised by the EC as a tool to strengthen cooperation with Stakeholders under the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), as part of the H2020 programme.
The geothermal sector created an European Technology and Innovation Platform on Deep Geothermal in March 2016, and the European Commission, DG RTD, officially recognised it as an ETIP in July 2016.
A Geothermal Forum of stakeholders, including large companies, SMEs, academia and research institutions has been convened in March 2016.
Terms of Reference (ToR) to establish the governance and procedures of the Geothermal ETIP were adopted in June 2016.
Declaration of Intent on Deep Geothermal Energy endorsed by SET plan steering group
The new integrated SET-Plan Communication defines the EU’s Research and Innovation strategy for coming years. It identifies actions based on system needs, adapts structures created under the original SET plan to ensure more effective interaction between stakeholders, and measures progress against established performance indicators.The plan focuses on 10 actions, the first two of which concern Europe becoming number one in renewables.
The European Commission is publishing a series of ‘Issues Papers’ which form the bases for consultation with stakeholders. The Issues Paper on deep geothermal received input from EGEC, the ETIP on Deep Geothermal, and several other stakeholders and resulted in a Declaration of Intent, which has now been approved. The Declaration of Intent records the agreement reached between representatives of the European Commission services, representatives of the EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Turkey and Switzerland, (i.e. the SET-Plan Steering Group) and representatives from the SET-Plan stakeholders on the implementation of the actions contained in the SET-Plan Communication.
The Decoration of Intent is available on the SETIS website.
Join a working group
ETIP members are not be required to pay a fee but will be asked to sign the MoU.
The costs of the initial phase of the ETIP should be covered by services offered by members, and some financial commitment of the founders.
Support by the European Commission to the stakeholders of the deep geothermal energy sector to contribute to the SET-Plan is expected.
Provisional Steering Committee
Chair: Ruggero Bertani (ENEL GP)
Vice Chairs: Marco Baresi (Turboden) and Jan Diederick VanWees (TNO)
Miklos Antics (GPC)
Roy Baria (EGS Energy ltd)
Fausto Batini (Rete Geotermica)
Chistian Boissavy (Cluster Geodeep)
Sylvie Gentier (BRGM)
Peter Kovacs (EUFire)
Bruno Leray (Storengy)
Adele Manzella (CNR)
Hjalti Pall (GEORG)
Pierre Vergnes (Fonroche)
Paul Younger (University Glasgow)
EERA-JPGE appointed – Ernst Huenges
ERANET appointed – Paul Ramsak
IEA-Geothermal appointed – Jiri Muller
Working Group (WG) Leaders
WG on exploration: JD Van Wees (TNO)
WG on deep drilling: E Huenges (GFZ)
WG on reservoir performance, production, well field development incl. reservoir,
operation flexibility, corrosion&scaling: M Wesemann (Well Service group)
WG on surface equipments: M Baresi (Turboden)
WG on non technical and environmental issues: B Leray (Storengy) and B von During