Switching to geothermal energy improved air quality in Hungary

November 4, 2020

Switching to geothermal energy is a great way for cities to improve air quality and cut greenhouse gases. In Hungary, 2  large district heating systems replace about 40 million m3 gas and save 80,000 tonnes CO2 every year.

The 2 systems, Miskolc and Győr, were commissioned in the past 7 years. The Miskolc Geothermal Project (55 MWth) won the GeoPower Market’s international award “Best Heating Project 2013” and was Central Europe’s largest geothermal heating system in operation at the time. The system of Győr (52 MWth) is unique in Hungary in that it has a three-production-wells system.

The implementation of these systems helps Hungary to achieve the decarbonisation goals set by the National Energy Strategy. An example for other countries to follow!

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Source: Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary

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