Estonian Geothermal Association (EGA) is a non-profit R&D organization

EGA is the voice of Estonia in international co-operation projects relating to both shallow (including ground source heat pumps) and deep geothermal energy.

I believe geothermal energy to be a very promising area to study and provide us with practical, affordable and environmentally friendly solutions for the future
-- Estonian Minister of Environment, Keit Pentus-Rosimannus

Estonian Geothermal Association is working closely with European and international geothermal experts and is successfully developing the basis for development of Estonian geothermal scene as an industry expert
-- co-founder and vice president of EGEC 1998-2004, Dr Roberto Carella

To date there is limited research for low and high temperature geothermal energy potential in Estonia. In order to reach binding targets set by the European Union in the energy sector, Estonian governmental authorities are now considering the value and potential of geothermal energy. The Estonian Geothermal Assocation (EGA) was established in May 2011 and is backed by the Estonian Ministry of Environment and Tallinn University of Technology among others.

EGA is responsible for mapping, analyzing and efficiently implementing Estonian geothermal resources, both high and low temperature. EGA is a proud member of European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) and the International Geothermal Association (IGA). [Read more: About us]

GEO.POWER project in co-coperation with Tallinn University of Technology

The GEO.POWER project (under INTERREG IVC) will assess the geothermal potential in 9 participating regions and address technical, financial and marketing aspects of ground coupled heat pumps to be included within the regional operational programmes. The project allows a better understanding of GCHP benefits and their contribution towards EU targets in relation to Kyoto protocol and the buildings performance directive.
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