Geothermal energy to heat municipality in southern Poland

A new heating plant will be built in Sędziszów Małopolski, and in the future it is planned not only to heat the surroundings but also to generate electricity.

Sędziszów will be the first Polish town to be heated by a high-tech geothermal plant. The local government will provide land for the investment, and will apply for government grants.

Sędziszów’s municipal council has also reached out to housing co-operatives and local businessmen, who will co-finance the investment, and later on benefit from lower heating prices.

The plant is set to have power of five megawatts and will provide 100 percent of the heating demand within the municipality. The first drillings will reach a depth of 2.5 km.

The investment will mean lower prices for heating for the local community. The plant could heat the whole area and not produce any pollution, and perhaps even produce electricity.

Geothermal energy is part of Poland’s PM Mateusz Morawiecki’s “Strategy for Responsible Development”, therefore Sędziszów municipality is hoping to receive a large subsidy from the government.