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The “Geothermal Energy in Oradea-area II and Beius” project is the second JI project between Romania and Denmark. The project was supported by the Romanian Ministry of Environment and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (today - Danish Energy Agency) together with the Romanian company SC Transgex SA, and the Municipalities of Oradea and Beius.
The Geothermal Energy in Oradea and Beius project comprises the establishment of new district heating system components, along with the rehabilitation of existing district heating system. The geothermal heat/water comes from existing, but underutilised, wells that were established as part of a decades long research programme by the Romanian Ministry of Research. The capacity of these wells was significantly increased through the project’s new line-shaft pumps, and at the demand side, by new connections to and the rehabilitation of the existing district heating systems.
The main goals of the project were to improve the environment by utilising the geothermal reservoirs under the region, and to secure a stable and adequate heat supply for inhabitants in the implementation areas. The project reduces net CO2 emissions into the atmosphere through the use of geothermal energy which substitutes the combustion of natural gas, oil, and lignite in the cities of Oradea and Beius. The geothermal energy is being used for both space heating and the heating of hot potable water. The project also reduces CO2 emissions related to the reduction of energy losses within the district heating systems.