The role of shallow geothermal energy in the future renewable district heating and cooling networks
Shallow geothermal energy has the potential to play a crucial role in future renewable district heating and cooling networks.
However, to size, model, and design such systems, an accurate underground survey campaign is necessary, providing on-site geological, hydrogeological, and thermophysical parameters. This is particularly true in geologically complex environments such as mountain ones.
During this webinar, hosted by Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Diego Viesi will present a real case study located at the Madonna Bianca neighborhood in the city of Trento (North Italy, in an Alpine valley), where a comprehensive geological survey campaign has been conducted by using traditional and innovative techniques. The aim was to size a low-temperature district heating with integrated ground source heat pumps, also evaluating its thermal effects on the underground by using a 3D hydro-thermal finite element modeling (FEM).
- 14.30-14:35: Welcome address and introduction to the webinar
- 14:35-14:50: The district heating challenges. The real case of Madonna Bianca, Trento
- 14:50-15:05: Q&A
- 15:05-15:10: Conclusions
The webinar will be moderated by Mark Thompson, communication officer at ICONS.