GEOTHERMICA's objective is to combine the financial resources and know-how of geothermal energy research and innovation programme owners and managers from 16 countries and their regions. Together with financial support from the European Commission GEOTHERMICA launches joint projects that demonstrate and validate novel concepts of geothermal energy deployment within the energy system, and that identify paths to commercial large-scale implementation.

GEOTHERMICA targets innovation in the way geothermal energy supply and integrates into Europe's energy system of the future. GEOTHERMICA focuses on three technological themes, which cover all stages in the development cycle of a secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable geothermal installation:

  • Identification and assessment of geothermal resources suitable for direct use and power generation

  • Geothermal resource development (drilling, completion, materials and equipment)

  • Supply and smart integration into the energy system and operations