This paper gives a brief summary of the direct geothermal uses in Greece.
Greece is rich in geothermal resources and has a long history of bathing for therapeutic purposes.
Currently, no geothermal electricity is produced in Greece, despite the fact that a pilot 2-MWe operated for about two years in the 1980s in Milos Island.
The installed capacity of direct uses at the end of 2012 is estimated at about 180 MWt, showing a significant increase compared with the figures presented in EGC 2007. However, this increase is almost exclusively attributed to the growth of the geothermal heat pump sector, whereas the other uses are rather static.
The above figure illustrates the installed capacity of “classic” direct uses and of recorded GSHP (ground-
source heat pumps) applications since 1994 (Andritsos et al., 2013).
- Geothermal energy is used in Greece only for direct utilization. No geothermal electric power is generated in the country, despite the large high-enthalpy geothermal potential.
- However, by 2020 there will be hopefully some production. The current level of utilization of geothermal energy in Greece represents only a very small fraction of the identified geothermal resources.
- The installed thermal capacity of direct uses in Greece more than doubled, compared with figures reported in EGC 2007, reaching 180 MWt. However, this increase is almost exclusively attributed to the boost of GSHP ( (ground-source heat pumps) market.
1. Overview of the "Geothermal Activities in Greece (Exploration, Exploitation, Legislation)" και
2. "Geothermal Activities in Greece During 2005-2009". "Geothermal Market in Europe 2013-14"
2. "Global Geothermal Power Market"
3. Geothermal Energy in Europe 2012, "Summary of EGC 2013 Country Update Reports on Geothermal Energy in Europe"
4. "Direct Utilization of Geothermal Energy 2010 Worldwide Review"
5. "Geothermal Power Generation in the World 2005 - 2010 Update Report" και
6. "Status and Prospects of Geothermal Energy" 2010
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