30 Mar 2022

7th April: CROWDTHERMAL First International Conference “Introducing our services for community-funded geothermal projects” (online)

The mission of the Horizon 2020 funded CROWDTHERMAL project – in which GEOPLAT participates as a partner- is to empower the European public to directly participate in the development of geothermal projects, with the help of alternative financing schemes and social engagement tools. The project team has developed a set of reports, addressing social, environmental, financial, and risk mitigation aspects of community-financed geothermal projects. The objective is to turn CROWDTHERMAL into a one-stop-shop for inquiries about empowerment in geothermal projects through community funding.

The project is organising its first international conference on 7 April 2022 in the online format.

The project team is currently finalising a set of core services with regard to the alternative financing of geothermal projects. These services encompass environmental studies, financial aspects, financial risk mitigation, social sciences, and the geothermal sector. The core services will assist the geothermal sector, contributing to accelerated market development in Europe.

CROWDTHERMAL aims to provide services to:

  • Communities of citizens keen to become actors in the energy transition process. The benefits for these communities could be economic or environmental.
  • Geothermal project developers interested in involving the community to increase commitment and/or fundraising.
  • Local authorities interested in involving the community to develop a Sustainable Energy (and Climate) Action Plan 2030.

Therefore, the main objective of the CROWDTHERMAL First International Conference is to present the core services to the pre-identified target groups and to receive feedback and input for their further improvement.

More information (program, venue, register)


Learn more about CROWDTHERMAL project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2trUcbXcisM