General information

The project called “Capacity building of key stakeholders in the area of geothermal energy” (acronym: KeyGeothermal) is among three pre-defined projects in Poland, planned and agreed upon between the parties on the stage of negotiating the “Environment, Energy and Climate Change” Programme under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism for 2014-2021. The Project will contribute to the fulfilment of the Programme’s objectives.

Project objective

  • Building the knowledge of key stakeholders in Poland regarding optimal use of geothermal energy and management of its resources, especially for the needs of low-emission heating.
  • Enhancing capacity building and knowledge-based methods rooted in many years of experience in geothermal energy in Iceland. This objective will be fulfilled through sharing suitable methods, good practices, and technologies supported by governmental initiatives, financial mechanisms, and management strategies.
  • Contribution to energy security, developing low-emission heating and raising social and economic equality by providing clean energy and reducing heating costs.
  • Contribution to the reduction of pollution and CO2 emissions and mitigation of climate change.

Project Addressees

Representatives of the key stakeholders in Poland, representing public and private sector:

  • Different administration levels
  • Local governments
  • Operators and investors of the existing, implemented and planned heating plants and other geothermal heating/ power facilities
  • Beneficiaries of governmental programmes supporting the recognition of resources and use of geothermal energy in Poland
  • Geological administration
  • Scientific research institutions
  • Service providers, consultants
  • NGOs
  • Other entities in the geothermal sector

Main activities under the Project

  • Training activities in Poland (2021 – 2023)
  • Study visits to Iceland (2021 – 2023)
  • Expert study visits in selected locations in Poland, prospective for the geothermal development (2022 – 2023)
  • Report on expert study visits concerning the possibility of using geothermal energy in selected locations in Poland (2022 – 2023)
  • Information and communication (2020 – 2024)
  • Final Report (2024)
  • Project Management (2020 – 2024)

Project Partners

Project Leader
Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
ul. Wybickiego 7A,
31-261 Cracow, Poland

Orkustofnun – National Energy Authority (NEA)

Grensásvegi 9,
108 Reykjavík, Islandia

Project operators

National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management

Ministry of Climate and Environment


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Project co-financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism for 2014-2021, “Environment, Energy and Climate Change” Program, “Energy” Program Area, Poland.

Program operators: Ministry of Climate and Environment, NFOŚiGW

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