It will take several years of studies, preparation, drilling and installation before a geothermal power system is fully operational. Most time will be spend on proper geological studies. These studies are of upmost importance, because the financial risks are high. The resource assessment should reduce the technical and financial risks involved.
The exploration and production of mineral and geothermal resources require an appropriate permit from the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs. For more information about the Dutch Mining Act please visit the NLOG.nl website.
Different phases of a geothermal project
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