European Geothermal Energy Congress

This year’s edition of the European Geothermal Congress, one of the key events on the energy calendar, will take place in Pisa between next Monday and Friday, with Enel Green Power as its main sponsor.

The European Geothermal Congress, the most important event for technicians in the European geothermal power sector, is taking place in Pisa next week, and Enel Green is Power is taking part as its main sponsor.

The conference, which is held every four years, is running from next Monday to Friday at the city’s Palazzo dei Congressi. It is organised by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) jointly with the Italian National Geothermal Association (UGI) under the aegis of the International Geothermal Association IGA (IGA-ERB), of the Ministry of Economic Development and of the Ministry of the Environment. It was also attended by the Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Admin Anan.

The session of the conference will be opened by Roberto Deambrogio, Head of Enel Green Power’s Italy and Europe Area. EGP is taking part in the event as main sponsor, which is testament to the company’s commitment to the development of geothermal power, a technology in which it has played a leading role right from the beginning.

It is in Italy, the ‘home of geothermal power’, where the Enel Group has developed geothermal power to its current level: EGP operates 32 plants totalling 16 production groups, which have total installed capacity that exceeds 720 megawatts. EGP also operates the USA, where it built the first hybrid geothermal-PV solar power plant and where it manages 46.5MW of installed capacity, and in Latin America where it will build the Cerro Pabellón plant in the Atacama desert in Chile, the first geothermal power plant in the whole of South America.

Following the event, EGP will host approximately 150 participants who have asked to visit its plants in Larderello in Tuscany, where there is also the museum of geothermal power and beautiful surrounding landscapes.