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Document type
Conference papers

Document subtype
Abstract/Full paper of Invited talk

Title
Geothermal Energy Use, Country Update for Portugal (2019)

Participants in the publication
J.C. Nunes (Author)
L. Coelho (Author)
J.M. Carvalho (Author)
M.R. Carvalho (Author)
Dep. Geologia
IDL - Instituto Dom Luiz

Scope
International

Refereeing
Yes

Summary
In Portugal, the presence of high temperature geothermal resources is restricted to the volcanic islands of Azores Archipelago, located in the North Atlantic Ocean and which are associated with the triple junction of the North American, Eurasian and African (or Nubian) plates. Present investments at the Ribeira Grande Geothermal Field on the island of S. Miguel implemented by EDA RENOVÁVEIS S.A. company led the installed generation capacity in the island to a total of 27.8 MW, with the contribution of the Pico Vermelho plant (13 MW net), which went into operation in November 2006. On Terceira Island, the 4 MW Pico Alto pilot power plant started in operation in August 2017 and was officially inaugurated in November 2017, running regularly since then. Thus, power production from geothermal resources in Azores presently meets 42% of the electrical consumption of the S. Miguel island, 10.8% of the electrical consumption of Terceira island, and 25.7% of the total demand of the archipelago. Power production is stabilized since 2013. Geothermal continue to be expected to assume an even more impressive role for electric power selfsufficiency of this Autonomous Region of Portugal, particularly in S. Miguel and Terceira Islands. However, its development is now considered in conjunction with other renewable energy sources, particularly wind energy. Low-temperature geothermal resources in Mainland Portugal are exploited for direct uses in balneotherapy and small heating systems. In Portugal, ground source heat pump technology (GSHP) is gaining penetration in the heating and cooling of buildings market.

Editor(s)
EGEC Geothermal

Date of Publication
2019-06-11

Event
Proceedings of European Geothermal Congress 2019: European Geothermal Congress 2019

Publication Identifiers

Address
Den Haag, The Netherlands

Organizers
EGEC Geothermal

Publisher
EGEC

Edition

Number of pages
11
Starting page
1
Last page
11

Document Identifiers
URL - http://europeangeothermalcongress.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/CUR-22-Portugal.pdf


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APA
J.C. Nunes, L. Coelho, J.M. Carvalho, M.R. Carvalho, (2019). Geothermal Energy Use, Country Update for Portugal (2019). Proceedings of European Geothermal Congress 2019: European Geothermal Congress 2019, 1-11

IEEE
J.C. Nunes, L. Coelho, J.M. Carvalho, M.R. Carvalho, "Geothermal Energy Use, Country Update for Portugal (2019)" in Proceedings of European Geothermal Congress 2019: European Geothermal Congress 2019, Den Haag, The Netherlands, 2019, pp. 1-11, doi:

BIBTEX
@InProceedings{44925, author = {J.C. Nunes and L. Coelho and J.M. Carvalho and M.R. Carvalho}, title = {Geothermal Energy Use, Country Update for Portugal (2019)}, booktitle = {Proceedings of European Geothermal Congress 2019: European Geothermal Congress 2019}, year = 2019, pages = {1-11}, address = {Den Haag, The Netherlands}, publisher = {EGEC} }