RO1000081: Geothermal Energy in Oradea-area II and Beius
Last updated 18 Feb 13
ITL project ID RO1000081
Project title Geothermal Energy in Oradea-area II and Beius
Project location Oradea and Beius
Host Party Romania
Other Party Denmark
Type of Project
Fee to be paid
Sectoral scope(s) 3: Energy demand
"Track" 1
LULUCF project No
Total Emission reductions expected 119270.0 t CO2 equivalent
Crediting period 01 Jan 2008 - 31 Dec 2012
Project information provided by host Party Project documentation:
PDD - Geothermal Energy in Oradea-area II and Beius (4372 KB)
Initial Verification (4219 KB)
Validation Report (392 KB)
Verification Report 2008, 2009 (1415 KB)
Verification Report 2010 (2518 KB)
Verification Report 2011 (1293 KB)

Project related text:
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.
Current status of the project Operational
Total verified emission reductions 113040.0 t CO2 equivalent
Additional information (as appropriate)