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Geothermal power in Romania

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Geothermal power in Romania

Geothermal energy in Romania is mainly located, in the western part of the country, in the Banat region and the western part of the Apuseni Mountains with the most important source located in the Bihor County especially around the city of Oradea, that has been using geothermal energy for more than a hundred years.[1] Theoretically Romania has the third highest potential geothermal capacity in Europe after Greece and Italy

The direct-use heating has been mostly district heating serving 5,500 residences in Oradea and the city of Beiuş is the only city in Romania entirely heated by geothermal energy.[2] Romania has a total of 200 drilled wells at depths between 800 metres (2,600 ft) and 3,400 metres (11,200 ft) and a capacity of 480 MWt with a utilisation of 7,975 TJ/year or 2,215 GWh/year.[3]

References

  1. ^ "ENERGIA GEOTERMALA" (in Romanian). Asociatia Generala a Inginerilor din Romania. 2009-03-16. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Energia geotermala, o alternativa pentru Oradea - Stiri Oradea" (in Romanian). oron.ro. 2008-01-21. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Oradea - energie geotermala" (in Romanian). ondrill.ro. 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
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