Acta Montanistica Slovaca (Dec 2005)

Utilization of Geothermal Energy in Slovakia

  • Gabriel Wittenberger,
  • Ján Pinka

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 10, no. 4
pp. 387 – 391


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Owing to favourable geological conditions, Slovakia is a country abundant in occurrence of low-enthalpy sources. The Slovakian government sponsors new renewable ecological energy sources, among which belongs the geothermal energy. Geothermal water is utilized for recreation (swimming pools, spas), agriculture (heating of greenhouses, fishing) and heating of houses. The effectivity of utilisation is about 30 % due to its seasonal use. That is why the annual house-heating and the hot water supply from geothermal sources are supported. Recently, the company Slovgeoterm has initiated the heating of greenhouses in Podhajska and hospital and 1231 flats in the Galanta town. Nowadays, a research of the biggest geothermal project in the Middle Europe – construction in the Košice basin has started.