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EASTERN Slovakia is rich in geothermal energy, which makes it suitable for construction of geothermal power stations. There are now two projects in the pipeline designed to harness this renewable energy source. Following one by natural gas utility SPP, Geocom Invest now wants to build a geothermal power station in the same region.

Some regions of Slovakia are rich in hot water.(Source: TASR)

EASTERN Slovakia is rich in geothermal energy, which makes it suitable for construction of geothermal power stations. There are now two projects in the pipeline designed to harness this renewable energy source. Following one by natural gas utility SPP, Geocom Invest now wants to build a geothermal power station in the same region.

“The central idea of the project is generation of electricity from a source of renewable energy in the locality of Košická Kotlina,” Geocom Invest wrote in an investment proposal which it has submitted for environmental impact assessment. Geocom Invest wants to build a facility with a price tag of between €40 million and €45 million close to the town of Dargov, in Trebišov district, the SITA newswire wrote in late January.

The investor would like to launch construction of a binary cycle power plant in the second half of 2013, and plans to complete it by the end of 2014. Surveys by the Hungarian Geophysical Services company indicate that the temperature at the base of the plant’s 4.2-kilometre well might be as high as 185 degrees Celsius.

SPP plans to build a geothermal power station with a price tag of €30 million and an installed capacity of 3.5 MW in Ďurkov, 15 kilometres from Dargov, the Hospodárske Noviny daily wrote.

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