La Houille Blanche
Number 4, Juin 1996
|Page(s)||31 - 36|
|Published online||01 August 2009|
Utilisation énergétique des aquifères profonds. Contraintes et défis de la nouvelle géothermie
In France, the utilisation of low and very low energy geothermic resource knew a quick growth, mainly at the end of the second oil crisis. This development mainly occured between 1980 and 1986 in a positive context in which the factor of the high cost of fossil energies played an important role.
From 1986 onward, technical, economical and structural difficulties have hampered its development. The great majority of the operations which were carried out at that time is now effective, thanks to the administration, the research departments and the industrial sector concerned which enabled them to overcome the difficulties.
According to the actual econmic context, the perspectives of a development similar to the 1980-1986 one in France are low but there are real possibilities as to the optimisation and the modelling of equipments and the diversification of the utilisations. The recent realisations are confirming this potentiality.
© Société Hydrotechnique de France, 1996