GEothermie 2020: basin-scale hydrothermal play for heat exchange and storage in Geneva

This demonstration project will be implemented as part of the “GEothermie-2020” program of the Canton of Geneva. A step-wise approach including drilling wells (production and storage) at progressively increasing depths (1500-2500 m) will be performed by SIG during Phase II (Q4 2016 – 2017).

This will provide the opportunity to test and validate the effectiveness of exploration concepts and models developed within WP1 as well as proof the feasibility of direct heat production and subsurface storage potential in sedimentary basins at relatively shallow depths.

The project is already approved and in advanced stage of realization.

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Partners: UniGe, UniBe, SIG

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Geothermal storage for our cities. Blog article by Ueli Wieland. Available in English, German and French.

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New models of Switzerland's subsurface. Blog article by Thomas Driesner. Available in English, German and French.