The goal of the DEEPEGS project is to demonstrate the feasibility of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) for delivering energy from renewable resources in Europe. Testing of stimulating technologies for EGS in deep wells in different geologies, will deliver new innovative solutions and models for wider deployments of EGS reservoirs with sufficient permeability for delivering significant amounts of geothermal power across Europe. DEEPEGS will demonstrate advanced technologies in three geothermal reservoir types that provide all unique condition for demonstrating the applicability of this “tool bag” on different geological conditions.
The objective of DEEPEGS is to increase the use of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) in Europe by demonstrating and testing proven technologies that make deep geothermal resources a competitive energy alternative for commercial use. For DEEPEGS three different resource systems have been selected representing different locations and geological formations in Europe, enabling this demonstration to be transferable to other geothermal sites with deep geothermal potential.
DEEPEGS consortium partners intend to implement and improve common tools; methodologies needed for successfully demonstrate the business potential of EGS in deep geothermal energy production. The project organisation is based on nine work packages, where the technical and innovation work is carried forward in seven well-integrated stages of work.
The DEEPEGS consortium is industry driven with five energy companies that will through crossfertilisation and sharing of knowledge and experiences are capable of implementing the project goal.
The companies are all highly experienced in energy production, and three of them already are delivering electricity to the national grids from geothermal resources.
- BRGM, France (www.brgm.fr)
- ENEL Green Power, Italy (https://www.enelgreenpower.com)
- FONROCHE Geotermie, France (http://www.fonroche.fr/)
- GEORG, Iceland (www.georg.hi.is)
- Herrenknecht Vertical, Germany (http://www.herrenknecht-vertical.com/)
- HS ORKA, Iceland (www.hsorka.is)
- ISOR, Iceland (www.isor.is )
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (https://www.kit.edu/)
- Landsvirkjun, Iceland (www.landsvirkjun.is)
- Statoil, Norway (http://www.statoil.com/) Currently changed to Equinor (https://www.equinor.com/)
EXTERNAL ADVISORY PANEL
A list of EAP nominees was presented to the DEEPEGS consortium for discussion at the project kick-off meeting in Paris on 10 December 2015. The final list of nominees was then compiled and after further discussions among partners an agreed core list of the four experts and the reserve list established for the ad hoc panel members. The DEEPEGS project may need to call in additional persons not yet listed in the reserve list to present specialised advice and review project outputs at various stages over its four years. Also to supplement its outreach and dissemination impact delivery a internal project working document (WD1.2) will be maintained to supplement the expanded ad hoc list as might prove applicable to maximize its communication reach. The EAP members are as follow: Isabella Nardini, GZB, Germany, Grimur Bjornsson, Private Consultant, Iceland, Kevin Brown, Owner Geokem, New Zealand
A Project Office (PO) comprising a dedicated staff, with project management training and administrative support staff familiar with administrative, financial, communication and IPR issues will support the Project Coordinator and will be in charge of the day-to-day management of DEEPEGS. The coordinator and CPO will oversee the grant contract work between partners and the EC, and prepare the Consortium Agreement. The project office, under the supervision of the CPO, will:
- Manage the delivery and the flow of administrative and financial documents.
- Manage the delivery of deliverables and reports to the Commission.
- Ensure filing of all documentation accompanying the consortium arrangement and finances.
- Organise all project meetings, and maintain a high level of communication within the consortium.
- Ensure that the consortium is meeting all contract requirements.
- The project will negotiate a Consortium Agreement (CA) in accordance with the H2020 rules for participation. The partners intend to base the CA on the DESCA30 model consortium agreement.
- Besides, it will be a permanent contact point for the Coordinator and all the partners regarding their participation, responding to any relevant requests from the members of the consortium.
The executive project management is shared between the Executive Board, the General Assembly and the Project Office is responsible for the financial and administrative tasks on behalf of the coordinator. The aim is to ensure the quality of the scientific work and the general conditions of the contract that have to be guaranteed taking into account that the technical and scientific, and the financial, administrative and legal environments could be in opposition, and require different but complementary skills, in managing a complex large scale collaborative research project.