Slovakia to develop geothermal energy to lower Russian energy dependency

Euractiv | May 13, 2022 at 8:57 AM
  • Efforts to lower dependence on Russian energy is speeding up local geothermal projects in Slovakia that had been gaining traction before the invasion of Ukraine.
  • The pilot project of a geothermal power plant in Central Slovak town Žiar nad Hronom recently received investment from SSE Holding, one of the main electricity distributors in the country owned partly by the state and partly by the EPH group of Czech billionaire Daniel Křetinský.
  • Slovakia sleeping on the potential of geothermal is made clear by the fact that it is not featured in any of its strategic documents.