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Potential of geothermal systems in Picardy

Dourlat, Estelle

Geothermal systems are not only about electrical plants or urban heating networks, but also concerned with geothermal energy assisted with a heat pump. In the former region of Picardy (North of France), 97% of the territory is suitable for very low temperature geothermal power. The French Agency for the Environment and Energy Management and the Picardy Region decided in 2016 to finance a facilitator to encourage geothermal use. To carry out this aim, it is important to consider the geothermal context in Picardy, its regulation and the potential, but also the local tools available, such as an inventory of geothermal installations or training sessions for architects. The objective is to help increase the number of geothermal projects in Picardy.

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