In Geneva, the GLN project (Geneva Lake Nations: the water of Lake Geneva is used to cool and heat the United Nations district), built in 2006 for a capacity of 16 MW and initially sized for a private need, has largely exceeded its pilot project objective financed as part of a European project. The project is now part of the GeniLac project, with a target ten times higher, to achieve a mass energy transition in Geneva by 2050, supported by the State of Geneva.
Areas of activity
The key to the success for temperate water loops lies in the use of existing infrastructure, pooling equipment to meet other needs (washing water, brine, irrigation water, drinking water, etc.), and a multidisciplinary approach (urban planning, building physics, water, civil engineering / utility networks, processes., etc.)