Keywords: geothermal energy, district heating and cooling, geothermal energy cascading, radiant panels, ground source heat pumps, rational use of geothermal energy
Rational use and management of geothermal energy resources
This article identifies and explains several attributes of geothermal energy. High exergetic efficiency due to a close temperature tie between geothermal energy and district heating and cooling was noted. Parameters governing the rational use and management of geothermal energy systems with special emphasis on integrated-cascaded district energy systems were formulated and explained with two case studies.