Denmark’s geothermal market; New geothermal pipe planned for Iceland

Denmark is a leader in geothermal energy. Plans are underway for a new pipe to transfer geothermal energy in Iceland.

Denmark: Nation is “Scandinavian Leader in Geothermal Energy”
Iceland: Reykjavík Energy to Meet Demand with New Pipe

Denmark: Nation is “Scandinavian Leader in Geothermal Energy”
An article on Sciencenordic.com talks about three projects that make Denmark “the Scandinavian leader in geothermal energy”: Thisted, drilled in 1984 in the country’s northwest; a small facility built in 2005 on the island Amager, which is mainly occupied by the Copenhagen International Airport; and the latest facility which opened this year at Sønderborg, near the German border.

Danes have also put political will toward their geothermal resources, making the subsurface the property of the state. Additionally, a “generous public financing and guarantee enterprise,” KommuneKredit, has provided financing. Now, six out of ten Danish households are connected to geothermal district heating systems.

Iceland: Reykjavík Energy to Meet Demand with New Pipe
Reykjavík Energy is making plans for a new pipe to transfer geothermal energy from Hverahlíð to Hellisheiðarvirkjun power plant. The goal is to boost electricity production and meet energy demand. If approved by the City of Reykjavík and other owners, the pipe is planned for completion by the end of 2015. It is estimated to cost USD 22 million. Icelandreview.com

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