GSI and our partners in research and industry have been investigating the potential for Deep Geothermal Energy in Ireland. Although Ireland does not possess high temperature (high enthalpy) reserves such as those in Iceland or the Azores, we do have the potential to use our resources for low enthalpy application such as district heating.
In September 2018 GSI hosted a workshop on Deep Geothermal Energy in Ireland - Past, Present and Future. The event was attended by approximately 50 people from Government, industry, and research and research funders. Presentations included an overview of recent and ongoing geothermal research projects, presentations by industry partners showcasing the skills and expertise in Ireland, and future uses of geothermal energy for district heating in Dublin.
The workshop also included a presentation by guest speaker Dr Gunter Siddiqi from Switzerland's Ministry for Energy.
The Information and projects presented at the workshop are available for download.