Volume 19, Issue 3-1, September 2015
IMPLEMENTATION OPPORTUNITIES OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY SYSTEMS IN THE PERIPHERIES ALONG THE BORDER OF HUNGARY AND ROMANIA
Authors: Balázs Kulcsár
Abstract: With the utilization of the available potentials and technologies, geothermal energy may contribute to the reduction of the quantities of the emitted contaminants and greenhouse gases, as well as the de velopment of peripheral regions. Towards this end, such governmental measures are needed that set up a favourable regulatory environment, and put the fnancial funds for the support of implementation in place so that geothermal energy resources could complement the currently used, conventional energy carriers, and more effcient settlement development could be achieved. In this context, the University of Debrecen and the University of Oradea have conducted joint studies with the purpose of making a realistic assessment of geothermal energy resources in the region of Săcueni–Létavértes and examining the options of long-term utilization. The research has been multidisciplinary, and thus embraced the feld of geography, geodetics, well drilling, automation, mechanical engineering and tourism. The principal goal has been the utilization of geothermal energy with the largest possible effciency in the area of Săcueni and Létavértes.
Keywords: geothermal energy, settlement management, settlement development, regional development, Létavértes, Săcueni
Article info: 88-100
Received: March 13, 2015 | Revised: August 12, 2015 | Accepted: September 1, 2015