Keywords : Geothermal - Association - Renewable energy
Created on 15 June 2010 in Paris, the AFPG has around one hundred members who represent the various geothermal energy sectors in mainland France and the overseas departments and regions including drilling companies, manufacturers and heat-pump installers, heating network operators, design and engineering offices, universities and research organizations, equipment manufacturers, investors, etc. It is organised into 2 sectors: Shallow and Deep Geothermal Energy. Its missions are to represent and unite professionals in the French sector; to inform authorities, manufacturers and individuals about resources and the diverse range of geothermal solutions, and to support the public authorities in terms of regulation, legislation and certification. Its roles are to promote and accelerate the use of geothermal energy which should contribute to the production of 2.4 Million Tones Oil Equivalent, which is approximately 12% of the renewable energy for heat and electricity.