Geothermal energy: clean and inexhaustible
Geothermal energy is a renewable energy source that does not depend on seasonal variations, weather conditions or the day-night cycle. It is entirely in line with the energy strategies of the Confederation and the canton of Vaud.
Geothermal energy has a small environmental print throughout its value chain, and a geothermal power plant footprint is negligible since the energy valorisation occurs underground.
GeoCogen Eclépens project: 4 steps
Mapping geological structures
To obtain an accurate map of the region’s subsurface
Drilling an exploration well
Verify the geothermal reservoirs’ flow rate and heat content match the operational needs.
Second well and construction of the power plant
Drilling of the second well and construction of the geothermal power plant
Thermal supply to the Cadcime district heating network and production of renewable and local electricity