Pisa Course Presentations

Day 1, Oct.8, 2013

Session I: Geothermal Exploration

What is geothermal energy: origin and relation with earth dynamics: Pierre Durst, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), France

Resource assessment: targets and tools:  Jan-Diederik van Wees, Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands

Resource assessment: targets and tools: Adele Manzella, CNR IGG, ItalyIsabella Nardini, CNR-IGG, Italy

Session II: EGS Technology

Case studies: Günther Zimmermann, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ), GermanyPierre Durst, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), France

Day 2, Oct.9, 2013

Session III: Plant operation, energy supply and grid integration

Geothermal power in the reality of the electricity market: Sören Reith, Univeristy of Stuttgart, Germany

Grid integration of geothermal power: Franz Heilemann, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Session IV: Flash steam & binary technology

Flash power plants, gathering systems, equipment, operation and maintenance: Fabio Sabatelli, ENEL GreenPower, Italy

Binary power plants: thermodynamic cycles and equipment: Paola Bombarda, Politecnico Milano, Italy

Day 3, Oct.10, 2013

Session V: Market aspects

International Geothermal Market overview: Dimitrios Mendrinos, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES), Greece

Session VI: Legal, environmental & financial aspects

Sustainable development of a geothermal project: Fausto Batini, Magma Energy Italia, Italy

Risk insurance: Florence Jaudin, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), France

Regulatory barriers: Robert Kutschick, Gaßner, Groth, Siederer & Coll., Germany

Methodologies for sustainability evaluations: Matteo Borzoni, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy

Environment issues: Isabella Nardini, CNR-IGG, Italy

Training & Employment: Isabella Nardini, CNR-IGG, Italy

Day 4, Oct.11, 2013

Session VII: Drilling

Site visit: ENEL power plant – Larderello area: Alessandro Lazzarotto, ENEL GreenPower, Italy

Drilling and completion of geothermal wells: Luca Serniotti, ENEL GreenPower, Italy

Pisa-Group 9 oct.2013 by Bruno van Moerkerken 1