MUSE and the underground urban heat island effect

Cornelia Steiner, 21 October 2020 The project MUSE deals with managing urban shallow geothermal energy in urban areas. It investigates resources of shallow geothermal energy in 14 pilot area cities in Europe. Knowledge about the temperature regime of the undergroundRead more

MUSE – Open-loop systems requirements & advantages

Radovan Cernak, 5 October 2020 Groundwater is a valuable natural source especially for drinking water. Additionally, using ground water for energy extraction is common in many countries for both heating and cooling. In general, these so called open-loop systems areRead more

Pilot area activities – #13 Geophysical survey and groundwater monitoring in Brussels, Belgium

Estelle Petitclerc, 8 May 2020 Resource analysis and investigation of interactions between open loop systems The Brussels Capital Region (BCR), with an area about 161 km², has a Cenozoic soft cover where sandy formations and relatively more impermeable clayey layersRead more

Pilot area activities – #12 Thermal groundwater use in the urbanized area of Zagreb, Croatia

Stasa Borovic, 14 April 2020 Groundwater temperature monitoring of two open loop systems Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, and by far the largest urban agglomeration in the country (≈800 000 inhabitants). The city area can be divided into alluvialRead more

Pilot area activities – #11 Groundwater monitoring in Bratislava, Slovakia

Radovan Cernak, 30 March 2020 Installation of new monitoring network to assess shallow geothermal energy resources in a highly urbanized area Bratislava is nowadays a rapidly developing city with growing demands on energy for heating as well as cooling of buildings.Read more

Pilot area activities – #9 Geological and Hydrogeological surveys in Cardiff, UK

David Boon, 2 March 2020 Field surveys for promoting sustainable geothermal energy use The decarbonisation of urban heating using ground source heat pumps will require significant deployments of shallow geothermal technologies including vertical closed loop (borehole heat exchangers) and openRead more

Pilot area activities – #8 Hydrogeological and geothermal surveys in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Mitja Janza, 18 February 2020 Installation of new monitoring networks to assess shallow geothermal energy resources Geological Survey of Slovenia (GeoZS) has established continuous measurements of groundwater level, temperature and electrical conductivity in 15 observation wells in the area ofRead more

Pilot area activities – #6 Groundwater monitoring in Girona, Catalonia, Spain

Ignasi Herms, 23 January 2020 Installation of new monitoring networks to assess shallow geothermal energy resources   Shallow geothermal energy for heating and cooling in Catalonia has been growing fast for the last 5 years. The city of Girona (NERead more

Pilot area activities – #4 Geothermal data collection in Cork City, Ireland

Taly Hunter Williams, 19 December 2019 Gathering geochemical and temperature measurements from aquifers in Cork City with the aim to identify potential shallow geothermal energy resources Geological Survey Ireland conducted a groundwater investigation in Cork City (25-28 November 2019) toRead more