Transfer of geothermal knowledge

The gathering was opened by Bergen City Council Leader Harald Schjelderup and ended by concert at Edvard Griegs home Troldhaugen. CMR and Sweco together with the National Energy Authority of Iceland and polish experts led by Polish Academy of Science had a week study visit in Bergen. The goal is to get up the best solutions for energy efficience and geothermal heat pump solutions for selected cities in Poland.

13.10.2017 by Gunn Janne Myrseth

Transfer of geothermal knowledge

Picture: Prof. and Project Manager Beata Kepinska from MEERI PAS in Poland at the opening of the Seminar together with the leader of Bergen City Council, Harald Schjelderup, and dr. Kirsti Midttømme, CMR. Photos: Gunn Janne Myrseth, Head of Communication CMR

Into basements and high security technical house brains. This week cmr-researchers have been everywhere. As a part of helping four cities in Poland with deciding which geothermal renewable energy sorurces to choose, we have together with polish and islandic partners been all over Bergen. Marineholmen, Western Norway University of Applied Science and Sweco at Fantoft. Down into the ground. All for getting an answer? Whats the best solution? Heat pumps? Salt Water? What about Solar?  Deep Thermal? The experts and majors from Poland are really into the business. All the details will be found. 

  • And for solar: Poland has 43% better conditions than Bergen so, why not try this also, said one of the experts from Sweco.Supplementary maybe?

And the answer is? After visiting Island and Norway. After digging deep into experts in geothermal and complex energy saving solutions?

They have learned a lot from the experiences in both countries. As different realities as you can imagine. Island with its hot water bubling up. Norway with cold water as “hot energy” from the mountains but although a experienced country in geothermal. Poland just recently started to transform their society from coal mining and coal heating to gas, and some geothermal. Poland with 100.000 people still working in coal industry and another 300.000 working in coal related businesses.

At the new Sweco house Fantoft. Geothermal details discussed.

Tecnical details from the basement at Sweco.

Formal Basis for the Projcet: Regulation of the implementation of the EOG Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism for 2009-2014.

Geothermal Energy and Renewable Energy Sources. Energy saving and the promotion of renewable energy sources: Limitation of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution /Increase of the share of energy generated from renewable energy sources in the total energy consumption.

Project Partners and Performers:


  • MINERAL AND Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Science (Project Leader)
  • AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow
  • Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Mineral Partners from Donor Countries:

  • Christian Michelsen Research AS, Norway
  • National Energy Authority, Iceland
  • SWECO, Norway
  • NTNU, Norway

Cities in Poland and partners:

  • Ladek-Zdroj and Ladek.Dlugopole
  • Konstatynow Lodzki Town
  • Poddebice Town and Geotermia Poddebice
  • Socgaczew Town
  • European Geothermal Energy Council’Experts

Project period is from July 2017 until October 2017

Budget is 716.000 Euro

The Seminar!

The Seminar!

Oscar Petur Einarsson, NEA in discussion with Kjell Einar Knutsen Sweco.

Oscar Petur Einarsson, Iceland

Baldur Petursson, NEA

Baldur Petursson, NEA Iceland

Polen, Iceland and Norway. Discussions deep down in the basement.

Experts in Geothermal from Poland, Iceland and Norway.

Dr. Randi K. Ramstad, NTNU

Dr. Randi K. Ramstad, NTNU

We Love It!

The Basement at Sweco. We Love It!



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