Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Geothermal Country Notes
Slovakia's geothermal resources, first explored during the 1970s, have been located in 26 areas covering 27% of the territory. The country has thermal waters ranging from low temperature (20-100°C) to medium temperature (100-150°C) to high temperature (>150°C). At the present time, utilisation is only for direct purposes; out of an installed capacity of 186 MWt in 2005, 64% was used for bathing and swimming, 17% for district heating, 17% for greenhouse heating and 2% for fish farming. Another 1.4 MWt represented eight geothermal heat pumps.
Amongst other projects, it has been reported that a large district heating scheme is being considered for Slovakia's second city, Košice.