After 30 years with no development, a new geothermal district project will feed three cities and have potential for heating 10,000 homes.
In a recent post from the French Energy company EDF, it is mentioned that new geothermal projects are going live, after more than 30 years of little to no developments in an area with great potential.
View from Notre Dame over Paris (source: flickr/ Clarissa Peterson, creative commons)
Rosny-sous-Bois in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis, on the east side of Paris is expected to have geothermal heating in 2016.
In February 2015, drilling operations started and aimed to go to a depth of 1,800 meters, where the temperature is about 65 degrees. The geothermal wells will feed three cities (Rosny-sous-Bois, Noisy-le-Sec and Montreuil) and have potential for heating 10,000 homes.
The operation represents an investment of 35 million euros, of which 6.5 million are supported by ADEME. This heating network called “Ygéo” will be operated by Cofely through a public service delegation.
The plant is expected to reach an output of 10 MW through geothermal and will be supplemented by heat pumps to add 7 MW.
Source: EDF /thinkgeoenergy.com