Polska Spółka Gazownictwa supports the development of geothermal energy in Poland
Polska Spółka Gazownictwa, Oddział Zakład Gazowniczy in Szczecinie signed an agreement with G-TERM ENERGY Sp. z o.o. for the connection of the Geotermia Stargard to the gas network. This is the second largest geothermal system in Poland in terms of heat production.
Poland’s energy policy until 2040 anticipates a gradual increase in the importance of geothermal energy under the system heat program. Geothermal energy is one of the components that make it possible to reach the target of approximately 28% of RES in the system heat program by 2030. Taking care of the natural environment, Polska Spółka Gazownictwa actively supports the supply of ecological fuel.
“Although gas is a transitional fuel in the energy transition, other systems, including geothermal facilities, also need it to supply ecological heat to the Polish population. Thanks to the involvement of the employees of Gas Works Branch in Szczecin and good relations with dr inż. Władysław Zabłocki, Director of the Mining Geothermal Plant in Stargard, we could enter into an agreement for the connection to the gas network on time,” said Robert Więckowski, President of Polska Spółka Gazownictwa.
The Stargard plant is the second largest geothermal plant in Poland in terms of heat production. It supplies household hot water for the city’s residents and covers over 30% of the demand of the municipal network in Stargard. Currently, in collaboration with the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management and with co-financing from EU funds, a project for the expansion of the geothermal system is underway. It will almost double the production of ecological heat.
The geothermal potential of thermal waters in Poland is particularly large on the Polish Lowlands (the area of central Poland) and in the Inner Carpathians.