Geothermal energy utilisation in Slowakia and its future development
- Publisher: Technical University of Kosice
Acta Montanistica Slovaca
geothermal well | geothermal energy utilisation | Mining engineering. Metallurgy | TN1-997 | Geology | QE1-996.5
Owing to favourable geological conditions Slovakia is a country abundant in occurrence of low-enthalpy sources. The government of the state sponsors new renewable ecological energy sources, among which belongs geothermal energy. Geothermal water is utilized for recreation (swimming pools, spas), agriculture (heating of greenhouses, fishing) and heating of houses. Effectivity of utilisation is about 30 % due to its seasonal use. That is why the annual house-heating and hot water supply from geothermal sources are supported. Recently company Slovgeoterm has initiated heating of greenhouses in Podhajska and heating of hospital and 1231 flats in town Galanta. Nowadays, research for the biggest geothermal project in the Middle Europe construction in Koice basin has started.