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Evening talk on Tuesday June 13th – “The Hidden Depths of New Zealand’s Geothermal Wonderland” by David McNamara of NUIG

Written June 9th, 2017 by
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Join us on Tuesday June 13th in our usual venue in Geological Survey Ireland (Beggars Bush, Dublin 4) to hear Dr. David McNamara of NUIG talk about his time working in the geothermal industry in New Zealand. David will give an overview of geothermal energy in New Zealand, and describe some of the geothermal research being carried out there.

(Photo from https://thebucketlisttraveller.com)

Talk starts at 18:00, with tea and coffee served from 17:30.

GAI’s one-day conference at this year’s Energy Show, April 6th 2017

Written February 20th, 2017 by
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We are pleased to announce that the GAI will host a one-day conference in Dublin on April 6th as part of this year’s Energy Show in the RDS (register for free here).

Local and international speakers from a wide range of disciplines will discuss various applications of geothermal energy. We hope the talks will be useful to energy professionals and interested members of the public.

There is no cost to attend and all are welcome. Registration is from 09:30 in the Committee Room in the RDS; tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided.

Joint GAI/IAH Lecture February 7th: Gareth Farr of the British Geological Survey, Cardiff

Written January 25th, 2017 by
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We are pleased to announce that Gareth Farr will give a presentation on “Ground source heating in Wales: baseline mapping and operational systems utilising abandoned coal workings and shallow urban aquifers“.

Gareth will be talking about harnessing low enthalpy heat from urban groundwater systems and abandoned mines in Wales. The talk will outline work in two contrasting hydrogeological environments namely the South Wales Coalfield (flooded underground mines) and the City of Cardiff (shallow gravel aquifer influenced by the subsurface urban heat island effect). In both areas trial systems have been constructed and now work is underway to upscale these into integrated heat networks.  There are technical, regulatory and societal challenges that need to be overcome to ensure ground source heating can become more of a mainstream way to generate heat, increase energy security and decrease fuel poverty. This work has been undertaken with a range of partners including; Cardiff Universities Geoenvironmental Research Centre (GRC), City of Cardiff Council and WDS Green Energy.

The talk will be suitable for a wide audience, and it will be held at 18:00 on February 7th 2017 in the lecture theatre of the Geological Survey of Ireland, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4.

Reminder: 5th UK Deep Geothermal Symposium, London, October 25th

Written October 18th, 2016 by
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The Geological Society in London will host a one-day conference on deep geothermal energy in the UK on Tuesday October 25th. This promises to be an interesting meeting with contributions on current and past projects, and new research.

For more details and to register see http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/geothermal16

GAI Lecture November 29th: Jon Gluyas and Charlotte Adams of Durham University

Written August 12th, 2016 by
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We are pleased to announce that Prof. Jon Gluyas and Dr. Charlotte Adams from Durham University will give a presentation on their group’s recent research into geothermal energy titled “UK Energy Security: could getting into hot water get us out of ‘hot water’?”

You can watch Charlotte speak about geothermal energy research in Durham here.

This promises to be a great overview of geothermal energy in the UK, and will be suitable for a wide audience from students to professionals.

The talk will be held at 18:00 on November 29th 2016 in the lecture theatre of the Geological Survey of Ireland, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4.

 

European Geothermal Congress 2016, September 19th – 23rd

Written August 12th, 2016 by
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Held every three years, the EGC is the largest geothermal event in Europe. This year it will be held in Strasbourg, in the Upper Rhine Graben. This promises to be an exciting meeting, and will include a field trip to the famous Soultz-sous-Forêts geothermal plant (now producing 1.7 MWe from deep wells in fractured granite).

More information on EGC2016 can be found here.

Reminder for EGEC members: EGEC AGM on September 21st 2016

Written August 9th, 2016 by
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The EGEC AGM will take place during the European Geothermal Congress 2016 on September 21st.

Any EGEC members who wish to attend are asked to register by September 16th.