Near-surface Geothermal Resources in the Territory of the Alpine Space

The Alpine region, home to many Climate Alliance members, has vast potential for the production of renewable geothermal energy. GRETA aims to improve the sustainable use of this resource in region, thus contributing to a reduction in CO2 emissions. Launched at the end of 2015, the project promotes the exchange of knowledge on approval and implementation practices between countries in the alpine territory. It also aims to survey country-wide potentials in the region, resulting in the development of geothermal potential maps. These maps will act as decision support tools for the integration of near-surface geothermal energy into policy instruments, energy plans and strategies. The maps will further also be able to be used for the spatial planning of geothermal installations by public and private stakeholders. Via GRETA, strategies for the inclusion of near-surface geothermal energy in policy instruments will be elaborated as well as guidelines to encourage the harmonisation of regulations, authorisation procedures and operational criteria for near-surface geothermal energy use.

Project funding period: December 2015  – December 2018
GRETA is supported by the INTERREG Alpine Space Programme of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Total co-financing amounts to €2,308,232.91.

Want to learn more? Contact Janina Emge at j.emge(at)

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