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Poland set to open seventh geothermal heating plant, Ministry notes

On Thursday (22 June), Poland’s Deputy Minister of Climate and Environment, Piotr Dziadzio participated in a conference inaugurating the Heating Plant of the Future – Discover Geothermal project, supported by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.

Deep geothermal energy in Poland is developed via “priority programmes” under the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, such as Using thermal waters and Polska Geotermia Plus, which enable financing of individual development stages from well drilling to the construction of geothermal heating plants.

At present, there are six geothermal heating plants in operation in Poland, with the seventh in Konin expected to start operation later this year, Poland’s Climate and the Environment Ministry noted via a press release.

During the conference, Deputy Minister of Climate and Environment Piotr Dziadzio presented the ministry’s activities in geothermal development and the use of deep geothermal resources, as well as plans for the use of surface water, mine water and shallow geothermal energy.

“Not every region of Poland has resources for the development of deep, medium-temperature geothermal energy. The Ministry of Climate and Environment has developed a ‘Long-term Program for the Development of the Use of Geothermal Resources in Poland,’ which describes in detail the possibilities of using the broadly understood heat of the Earth, depending on the potential in a given area,” said Deputy Minister Dziadzio.

The conference also hosted panel discussions involving representatives from geothermal heating plants and local governments who received assistance from the first edition of the Priority Program “Sharing Thermal Waters.” The discussions aimed to facilitate the exchange of experiences and expertise regarding the different phases involved in the advancement of geothermal heating.

As part of the Heating Plant of the Future – Discover Geothermal project, training for local governments is also planned at some point in the future.

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