The geothermal panel of the RHC-Platform has been launched on 15 April 2009 and it is composed today by over 300 geothermal experts from the industry and research sectors.

The Secretariat of the panel is managed by the European Geothermal Energy Council – EGEC.


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

The panel works at tackling the main challenges of the geothermal heating and cooling sector and presenting the contribution of geothermal energy towards a 100 % Renewable heating and cooling scenario in Europe.

The main challenge that the Panel is constantly working on is 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?

Election of the Steering Committee of the Panel for 2021-2023

Contributing to the key Strategic Research and Innovation documents of the RHC Platform

Monitoring and continuous update of Research and Innovation priorities according to the latest technology developments of the geothermal energy sector


Short summary of past achievements or publications within the platform:  

Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for Geothermal Technologies 2020

Strategic Research Priorities for Geothermal Technology 2014

Geothermal Technology roadmap

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.