National Geothermal Energy Summit – November 2022

DIG were invited to present at the National Geothermal Energy Summit hosted at the Technological University Dublin, Grangegorman campus and organised by the Geological Survey Ireland. We were based in St Lawrence’s, a former church.

St Lawrence’s, The venue for the National Geothermal Energy Summit

Emma L. Chambers gave a talk on “Improving Temperature and Heat Flow Models in Ireland” as part of session 3 “Quantifying our Geothermal Potential.” After the presentation, there was a panel question and answer session with Emma, Rory Dunphy (GSI/ CGC), Koen Torremans (UCD) and John Walsh (UCD), with Sean Finlay (Geoscience Ireland) moderating the session.

The TU Dublin Grangegorman site is the location of a 1 km borehole in Dublin with plans to drill an additional 3 km borehole for future geothermal energy extraction. In the future it will heat the whole campus.

Thanks to GSI and TU Dublin for organising an excellent summit and we can’t wait to see the progress made by the next one!