Zakopane-Podhale Geothermal District Heating and Environment Project.pdf

The new geothermal heating system, supplemented with gas-fired peaking boilers, was intended to displace district heating boilers, large load boilers, and individual home heating systems that were fuelled primarily with coal, coke or oil. Local benefits were expected to include reduced incidence and severity of respiratory disease, reduced damage to biota in the National Park, increased visibility, and increased volume and quality of tourism in the area. Global benefits were also anticipated based on reductions in CO2 emissions.

Area of Evaluation: 

Mitigation

Thematic Cluster: 

Renewable energy

Theme of Evaluation: 

Renewable Energy

GEF Funding: 

Yes

Level of Evaluation: 

Country

Region: 

Europe and Central Asia

Type of Evaluation: 

Implementation Completion Report

Country: 

Poland

Institution: 

World Bank

Evaluation Author: 

Infrastructure and Energy Services Department (ECSIE)

Year of Evaluation: 

2005