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G03 ACoRe A1

Project Information

Subproject A1 – Regional Analysis of Shallow Geothermal Potential

Shallow geothermal energy is primarily used to provide heating and cooling in detached and multi-family houses. The small, individual plants currently in use have little impact on the environment. But what would the effects of a region-wide, extensive usage of this near-surface energy be? Would we cool down the subsurface? What are the limits of regenerative (and thus sustainable) usage, and how much energy can be provided in total?

In this project, we are working on a holistic approach for determining a region’s shallow geothermal potential. We have identified important environmental, technical, and socio-economic factors, combining them in an integral GIS-based model.

Project Team

Project Team "ACoRe A1"

DI Simon Burger

Agnieszka Wielgos B.Sc.

Partners

Scientific Partners

University of Innsbruck
Institute of Infrastructure
Unit of Environmental Engineering

Contact: Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Wolfgang Rauch

hydro-IT
Contact: Dipl.-Inform. Heiko Kinzel

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Company Partners

Stadtwerke Wörgl GmbH
Contact: DI (FH) Peter Teuschel

TIWAG - Tiroler Wasserkraft AG
Contact: Mag. (FH) Elmar Schneitter

Vorarlberger Kraftwerke AG
Contact: DI Helmut Burtscher, Dr. Reinhard Mathis

Wasser Tirol
Contact: DI Rupert Ebenbichler