The Italian Geothermal Union (UGI) and the Italian Association of Urban Heating (AIRU), with the support of the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC), have released a joint press release (titled “The extraordinary potential of geothermal energy for energy transition”) indicating the challenges of geothermal development in Italy and calling for legislative action to support the sector. They are also proposing the formation of a Technical Table to evaluate the contribution of geothermal to achieving the country’s energy transition goals.
Italy offers excellent opportunities to use geothermal for power generation. National and international operators have already shown interest in developing geothermal prospects, especially in the regions close to the Tyrrhenian Sea. There are also areas where geothermal can provide district heating of building complexes, cities, and industries.