Use of Waste Heat Potential and Flexibility Elements to Speed up Decarbonisation in Austrian Thermal Spas

A Potential Study




Geothermal Heat, Thermal Spas, Heat Pump, District Heating, Energy Management, Flexibility


Austria's 38 thermal baths offers a unique opportunity to harness deep hydrothermal geothermal energy, reducing their reliance on fossil fuels and decreasing CO2 emissions by over 50,000 tonnes annually. The GEOMAT project's core focus is on efficiency enhancement by integrating various heat pump technologies, optimizing energy management, and transitioning to renewable energy sources for complete decarbonization. Geothermal energy is pivotal for Austria's sustainable energy future, with a particular emphasis on making it economically appealing for significant energy consumers, including thermal spas, municipalities, energy providers, and industries. By leveraging innovative heat pump systems and intelligent control concepts, GEOMAT aims to maximize energy efficiency and create flexibility in electricity and heating networks, thereby fostering synergy and systemic benefits.


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Seidnitzer-Gallien, C., Stelzer, R., & Dragosits, S. (2024). Use of Waste Heat Potential and Flexibility Elements to Speed up Decarbonisation in Austrian Thermal Spas: A Potential Study. International Sustainable Energy Conference - Proceedings, 1.

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