Founded in 1998 to promote the European Geothermal industry , EGEC , based in Brussles, supports research, shapes policy, provides market intelligence and enables collaboration between members. Over 120 members from 28 countries include developers, suppliers, national associations, geological surveys, public authorities and research agencies.
Geoscience Ireland (GI) has partnered with EGEC in the delivery of a recently completed EU project Geo Energy Europe. GI’s main task , led by Joe Mongan, was assisting the delivery of Market Study Visits to Chile, Canada, Kenya and Costa Rica, along with providing market intelligence and business metrics. Other participants were Pole Avenia, CAPES, Celle Drilling, Jesder, Geodeep, Cosvig and Geoplat. Geological Survey Ireland was the project coordinator.
Geoscience Ireland (GI) is now pleased to join EGEC as a member. Geothermal energy remains largely underdeveloped but governments and policy makers are increasingly recognising and encouraging its potential. EGEC continues to play a pivotal role in promoting and developing this source of renewable energy and GI is delighted to support these objectives.