The city of Bjelovar received funds from the EEA and Norwegian grants from the “Energy and Climate Change” program.
The EEA financial mechanism and the Norwegian financial mechanism contribute to the reduction of social and economic differences within Europe and strengthen bilateral cooperation between the donor countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and the Republic of Croatia. The city of Bjelovar submitted a project “Increased geothermal energy production capacity – Infrastructural activities at the drillhole Korenovo GT-1” and obtained grants for infrastructural works on a drillhole. The city is a beneficiary of the project with partners EFLA Consulting Engineers from Iceland and Terme Bjelovar. The total value of the project is €3.468.743,62, of which €1.300.000,00 are grants. The project will be implemented from May 24, 2022 to April 30, 2024.
Today, December 6th, 2022, a round table was held on the potential of geothermal energy in Bjelovar as part of the project “Increasing capacity for geothermal energy production – Infrastructure works on the Korenovo GT-1 well”, ref. no. 102. Representatives of the Manager, EIHP, project team and partners EFLA participated in the round table.
Tena Bilić, degree in geology from the company Geotermalni izvori d.o.o. held a presentation on the current state of research and consumption of geothermal energy in the Republic of Croatia. Research shows that high temperatures can be expected for the exploitation of geothermal energy in the planned hole, which will enable the implementation of all project goals. Current localities where geothermal energy is used and for what purposes are presented. It was pointed out that we know that we have potential, both for use and for new investments, but we don’t know how to use it well. Therefore, our partners will help us in the implementation and provide guidelines for future projects and expansion.
Zoran Veselinović, B.Sc., spoke about the design of the KorGT-1 hole and the expected dynamics of its construction, testing and completion after successful testing of oil mining. All the preconditions for the opening of public procurement procedures and then the start of drilling work have been achieved. The expected start period for the works is late Spring of next year or early Summer.
The project aims to increase energy production from renewable sources, reduce CO2 emissions and increase security of supply. The goals will be achieved through the execution of infrastructure works (construction, oil-mining) at the Korenovo GT-1 drillhole with the aim of exploiting geothermal energy, with the ultimate planned combined use of the produced energy (district heating and commercial use). The geothermal energy obtained from the drillhole will be used for heating purposes to supply the planned pool complex in Veliko Korenovo with thermal energy, then the future Business Zone Korenovo and the future planned greenhouse agricultural production in the area of Veliko Korenovo.
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The project “Increasing the capacity for the production of geothermal energy – Infrastructure works on the Korenovo GT-1 borehole” benefits from a € 1,3 million grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants with national co-financing from the Republic of Croatia within the “Energy and Climate Change” Programme. The aim of the project is to increase energy production from renewable sources, reduce CO2 emissions and increase security of supply.
This website was created with the financial support of EEA Grants and the national co-financing from the Republic of Croatia within the “Energy and Climate Change” Programme. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the City of Bjelovar as Project Promoter and Terme Bjelovar d.o.o. and EFLA Consulting Engineers as Project Partners and in no way can be considered to reflect the views of the Programme Operator of the „Energy and Climate Change“ Programme.