Efficiency and Safety in Geothermal Operations (EASYGO)

The Efficiency and Safety in Geothermal Operations (EASYGO) project considers the broad question ‘How to operate a geothermal system in the most efficient and safe manner?’ This is the most important and urgent question after a geothermal resource has been identified. The EASYGO programme connects academia, industry and real-scale research facilities to train tomorrow’s leading geothermal-energy experts. The project will enable 13 PhD students from all consortium partners to conduct state-of-the-art research into the full chain of geothermal operations, from production to power-plant engineering to injection. The project is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions funded by the EU. ITNs are meant for extraordinary global research as well as excellent training opportunities for PhD candidates to reach doctorate level. These future experts will improve the design and layout of geothermal systems and handle daily challenges during operations. The EASYGO project involves partners from the long-standing IDEA league consortium (TU Delft, RWTH Aachen, ETH, Politechnico di Milano) as well as ten industrial partners.