Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Geothermal Country Notes
Research has shown that there are 18 geothermal fields in Macedonia, with more than 50 thermal springs, boreholes and wells with temperatures of 20-79°C. The resource, utilised for spas, greenhouse heating and space heating before and during the 1980s, suffered a great setback during the collapse of the economy in the 1990s. Several projects failed completely and at the present time those that remain need financial support prior to the re-establishment of a viable geothermal industry. It is hoped that in the near term an atlas of Macedonia's geothermal potential can be compiled and a strategy for the country's geothermal usage be formulated.