Organisation Contact person Short description
European Geothermal Energy Council – EGEC
Philippe Dumas
EGEC is an international association to promote geothermal energy, representing the European geothermal actors, and was founded in the year 1998, with the headquarters in Brussels. EGEC is a member of EREC, the European Renewable Energy Council which groups together all main European renewable energy industry and research associations under one roof, in the Renewable Energy House. EGEC is also a member of the International Geothermal Association (IGA).
Universidad Politécnica de ValenciaUPVLC

Javier F. Urchueguía

University, in the consortium the responsible partner for the training programme.
Romanian Geoexchange SocietyRGS

Doina Cucueteanu

Romanian Geoexchange Society is an NGO non-profit organization specialized in shallow geothermal energy. RGS is the only Romanian professional association involved in the promotion of GHP applications, in training the GHP professionals, in lobbying for national regulations and tools that increase the public level of knowledge and interest.
Bureau de recherches géologiques et minièresBRGM Florence Jaudin

BRGM is France’s leading public institution in the Earth Science field for the sustainable management of natural resources. It operates as the French Geological Survey, under the joint supervision ministries in charge of Research, Industry and Environment. It fulfils the triple role of scientific research, public expertise and international cooperation. The Geothermal Energy Department of BRGM is involved in all kinds of geothermal energy.(electricity production, direct uses, geothermal heat pumps). The public French geothermal website:
UBeG GbR of WetzlarUBEG

UBeG Logo 06-2014

Burkhard Sanner

UBeG GbR in Wetzlar, Germany, is a geological engineering company active since 1999 in all matters concerning the underground. The range of activities spans engineering geology, environmental geology, hydrogeology, and has a special focus on all aspects of geothermal energy use. UBeG GbR was the first company to perform Thermal Response Tests in Germany in 1999, and still is the market leader in Germany and active all over Europe. The company could make use of the results and personal experience from many R&D-project of Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen (the neighbour city to Wetzlar), dating back as far as 1985. Beside engineering work in site investigation and system design for geothermal installations, UBeG GbR continues its activities in R&D, in order to keep the position at the cutting edge of geothermal technology.
Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and SavingCRES Kostas Karytsas
Head of Geothermal Energy Department

The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources & Saving (CRES) is the Greek Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (RES), Rational Use of Energy (RUE) and Energy Saving (ES). CRES has been appointed as the national co-ordination centre in its areas of activity by Law 2244/94 and Law 2702/99. CRES was founded in September 1987 by the Presidential Decree 375. It is a public entity, supervised by the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and has financial and administrative independence.
Technical Research Institute of SwedenSP
Jessica Benson
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is a leading international research institute. We work closely with our customers to create value, delivering high-quality input in all parts of the innovation chain, and thus playing an important part in assisting the competitiveness of industry and its evolution towards sustainable development.
Nationale Geologiske Undersøgelser for Danmark og GrønlandGEUS Thomas Vangkilde-Pedersen

GEUS is a research and advisory institute under the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, providing R&D and advisory services for government agencies, local authorities and private enterprises in Denmark as well as internationally. Key scientific areas include: water resources, energy resources, mineral resources, nature and climate, databanks and information and international development activities. GEUS has conducted research in geothermal energy since the late seventies and has performed several national evaluations of the deep geothermal potential and contributed to the Atlas of Geothermal resources in Europe. As a national geological survey and databank GEUS holds the most comprehensive knowledge of the shallow subsurface of Denmark through extensive groundwater and quaternary mapping. Currently GEUS is leading a national 3 year research project focussing on Ground Source Heat Pump systems and closed loop boreholes.
SLR consulting


Nick O’Neill

SLR Consulting is a leading global consultancy employing 900 staff in offices in Europe, North America, Australasia & Africa.  SLR Consulting (Ireland) Ltd. provides technical services, reviews and strategic advice to the energy and geothermal sectors to governments, international private companies and institutions. SLR has a longstanding expertise in the resources exploration industry at operational and senior management levels, combining professional skills and experience of geothermal and exploration geologists and hydrogeologists with wide commercial, economic and strategic expertise.  SLR’s experience in the geothermal sector includes reviews of international geothermal regulation through the coordination of the GTR-H project, exploration & development programme planning, operations support and evaluation of shallow and deep geothermal projects. SLR also undertakes energy related strategic infrastructure studies for industry and governments such as geothermal resources assessments, regulation overviews as well as broad policy and economically focused studies.
IF Technology
Diane van Beek IF is a leading geothermal energy consultancy and engineering company, based in Arnhem in the Netherlands. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to projects, bringing in our experienced geologist, hydrogeologists, civil & mechanical engineers and well engineers, as required.
Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant’Anna
(Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies)SSSA

Francesco Rizzi

The Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant’Anna, founded in 1967, is a special-statute public university operating in the field of applied sciences (law, medicine, agriculture, engineering, political science, economics and management). The Institute of Management is a part of the Scuola Sant’Anna and operates in the field of management in private and public organizations. The Institute is organized into three areas: health, innovation and sustainability. The sustainability area combines the knowledge of business management and policy making with the principles of sustainability and an interdisciplinary expertise, through scientific research and empirical investigations on:
– Energy Management and renewable technologies
– Environmental Management
– Waste Management
– Corporate Social Responsibility
Service Public de Wallonie
(Public service of Wallonia)SPW
Carole Pisula

Service Public de Wallonie « SPW » (BELGIUM) – DGO4 -Department of Energy and sustainable  Building.
(a) distribution and local transmission of electricity by means of grids with a nominal voltage
of 70,000 volt or less;
(b) public distribution of gas;
(c) the use of coal mine methane and blast furnaces gas;
(d) district heating distribution networks;
(e) slag heap recovery;
(f) new energy sources with the exception of those relating to nuclear energy;
(g) energy recovery by industries and other users;
(h) rational use of energy.