The Geothermica and JPP Smart Energy Systems ERA Nets 2021 have
launched a joint call to foster the integration of existing technology
as well as technology development for clean energy. Projects should
develop innovative solutions or new concepts for one or more of the
Climate-neutral resources for heating and cooling,
including subsurface (shallow and deep geothermal, solar thermal, and
other sources of renewable heating and cooling) and utilisation of local
and regional excess resources.
A resource-efficient and sustainable distribution, storage and utilisation of heating and cooling.
This includes short time and seasonal thermal storage options and
innovations for heating and cooling networks, and conversion
technologies such as heat pumps to distribute the heating and cooling
and adjust the temperature level where needed.
Integration of heating and cooling in the local and regional energy systems,
including aspects of sector coupling, smart integration and control
tools which shall leverage synergies and utilise flexibilities in
locally and regionally available energy sources, the local and regional
infrastructures, as well as the user and consumer structures from
different sectors (including, e. g. communities, industrial facilities,
or the transportation system) and related consumption patterns.
SEAI will support all topics within the call, GSI will
support geothermal energy related projects. Please carefully read all
related documents and terms and conditions - in particular national
rules for Ireland.
All applicants must contact NCP in advance of submitting the application to ensure eligibility.
For full information please see the Geothermica website
and GSI are participating as national funders in this joint 2021 call.
Proposals can include requests for funding from SEAI and/or GSI, however
individual organisations can only request funding from one or other
national funder, as relevant. Please review the guidance within Annex 1
of the Call Test. For any queries please contact the relevant NCP.
GEOTHERMICA Second Call, 2019
GEOTHERMICA Consortium has announced the launch of an additional joint
call on June 3 with a deadline for pre-proposals on September 13, 2019.
Second Call will build on the success of the previous one and
incorporate valuable lessons learnt during the last four years.
Moreover, the GEOTHERMICA Consortium will be broadening for the Second
Call, with Norway and USA joining, giving GEOTHERMICA now the weight to
influence and accelerate the development of geothermal energy globally.
second call objective is to accelerate the development of geothermal
energy globally, by combining the financial resources and know-how of
its respective partners, as well as expanding the utilisation of clean
and renewable low carbon geothermal energy beyond its traditional
markets and regions.
The available budget for the Second Call
will be confirmed with the publication of the call text but indicative
commitments are close to €20 million in total.
GEOTHERMICA Second Call Timeline:
- 3 MAY 2019 Pre-announcement of Second Call
- 3 JUNE 2019 Call text published
- 13 SEPTEMBER 2019 Deadline for project pre-proposals submission
- 11 NOVEMBER 2019 Notification to projects that passed
- 31 JANUARY 2020 Call for full proposal closes
- 1 JUNE 2020 Tentative date for funding recommendation and announcement of results to Main Applicants
- 1 SEPTEMBER 2020 Tentative date for national funding decisions and contracts completed. Start of projects
Details are available on the Geothermica website
. Please read carefully the rules and regulations for both (a)
Geothermica and (b) the national rules for countries who which you
intend to collaborate.
GEOTHERMICA First Call
GEOTHERMICA's objective is to
combine the financial resources and know-how of 16 geothermal energy
research and innovation programme owners and managers from 13 countries
and their regions. Together with financial support from the European
Commission GEOTHERMICA will launch joint projects that demonstrate and
validate novel concepts of geothermal energy deployment within the
energy system, and that identify paths to commercial large-scale
Europe aims to increase the share of renewable energy for direct
heating and cooling, industrial processes, power generation and energy
storage. Geothermal energy today is only utilized in choice market
sectors and in few regions. It is an under-utilized widely distributed,
clean, low carbon footprint and continuously available energy resource.
Thus it is uniquely positioned to substantially contribute to a safe and
secure energy supply of Europe's Energy Union.
Please read the documents very carefully,
as the calls are co-funded by more than one country some national rules
may apply to international partners that do not apply to Irish partners
and vice versa. If you cannot find the answer to your question in the
call documents, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further details are available on the Geothermica website.