Decarbonized Mórahalom – geothermal based sustainable combined green energy pilot project for small settlements

InnoGeo Ltd. in consortium with the Municipality of Mórahalom, REKK Foundation for Regional Energy and Infrastructure Policy Cooperation and MATÁSZSZ Hungarian Association of Hungarian District Heating Providers, submitted a tender for the call for proposals 3.1.3-ZFR-TEFH. The application received a grant on 15 January 2020. The total eligible cost of the project is 414,000EUR, InnoGeo Ltd received 115.000EUR funding.

The general objective of the Decarbonized Mórahalom – geothermal based sustainable, combined green energy pilot project for small settlements is to implement an innovative pilot in the City of Mórahalom, which will serve as a consumer-friendly, secure, environmentally and financially sustainable supply model for settlements with a population of 5-10 thousand.

The objectives of the development are:

1. supplying the significantly increased local heat market demand from geothermal sources;

2. integration of the planned new geothermal system with two other thermal water-based district heating systems operating in the City (“Hunyadi Liget” Geothermal Cascade System and “Norwegian” Geothermal Utility System);

3. diversification of renewable energy production through re-injection of thermal water and expansion of photovoltaic energy production capacity;

4. building a significant technical knowledge base through the implementation of R&D tasks a) utilization of gases generated in thermal wells, b) intelligent control of the integrated district heating system, and c) hydrological, hydrodynamic and geochemical studies of water production and injection;

5. development and replication of a heat service demonstration project for a prosumer partnership suitable for wide replication.