Ambitious large scale geothermal district heating project kicking off in Szeged, Hungary

By District Energy posted 09-06-2019 14:21


Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy


With the investment of HUF 22 billion (around EUR 67m), with the help of the EU, a geothermal heating system will be developed in several parts of Szeged, thanks to the development the amount of gas used for district heating and carbon dioxide will be halved, said Mayor László Botka (MSZP), as reported by Hungarian publication Portfolio.

The politician said at the event that the project will feature more than 27,000 district heating flats, with 23 heating plants serving an additional 469 institutions. He added that it uses 27 million cubic meters of natural gas and 6.433 million kilowatt-hours of electricity each year.

In Szeged, the district heating system is the largest emitter, the mayor said. Thanks to the city’s largest environmental investment, the amount of gas used for district heating and its carbon dioxide emissions will be halved in four years – emphasized László Botka.

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