The geothermal panel of the RHC-Platform has been launched on 15 April 2009. It is composed today by ca 300 geothermal experts from the industry and the research sector. The secretariat of the panel is managed by the European Geothermal Energy Council – EGEC.


The establishment of a geothermal panel is a very important step to help accelerate the development of geothermal technology so that it can quickly become a significant energy resource in Europe.

The panel aims at formulating a vision 2030 for the geothermal heating and cooling sector, presenting the contribution of the geothermal sector towards a 100 % Renewable heating and cooling scenario in Europe.

The Geothermal Panel intends also to elaborate a detailed research strategy to reach ambitious objectives notably for costs reduction.

Current challenges >  attracting investments in R&I in order to accelerate the development of geothermal technology and bring it to the market

What is the TP working on?  – SRIA  – Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the upcoming years (public consultation was already launched and closed in October 2019)

The previous SRIA was officially published and launched in 2012, so the TP is currently working on updating the information on the R&I priorities and how to overcome the future challenges for geothermal.

Short summary of past achievements or publications within the platform:

Both publications present and describe the new research and innovation priorities in order to answer the current and future challenges of the energy sector in Europe. Moreover, it indents to give a concise overview of the current and future state of geothermal technology, its technical and financial requirements.