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Slovakia’s government approves certificate for geothermal energy project in the Košice Basin

Slovakia’s government approved a proposal, made by the Minister of Economy Peter Dovhun, to issue a certificate of significant investment for the project “Use of Geothermal Energy in Košice Basin”. Indeed, the government said to consider the project as a strategic infrastructure of national importance.

The certificate would be granted to MH Teplárenský Holding, the company operating six heating plants in Slovakia.

The project is meant to build the right infrastructure to ensure a year-round heat supply to the heating system in Košice via boreholes near the villages of Durkov, Svinica, Olsovany and Bidovce. The initial thermal output estimated is around 30 megawatts-thermal (MWt) with a potential for expansion up to 90 MWt.

It is also set to contribute towards meeting the objectives defined in the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 for Renewable Energy Sources.

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