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Taufkirchen geothermal power plant in Germany starts operation

Project Management at first bath following the successful drilling of the first well 2011 (source: Taufkirchen Project)
Alexander Richter 23 Mar 2018

The Taufkirchen geothermal power plant in Bavaria, Germany has started operation as announced by GeoEnergie Taufkirchen, a subsidiary of Daldrup & Söhne AG.

In a release today, German drilling technology and geothermal specialist Daldrup & Söhne AG has announced the start of power production of the Taufkirchen geothermal plant. The plant has been developed and will be operated by  GeoEnergie Taufkirchen GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of Daldrup & Söhne.

The first feed-in was preceded by successfully completed system tests of the components of the power generation plant in recent days. This means that, for the first time and in parallel to the district heating supplied to the communities of Taufkirchen and Oberhaching, environmentally friendly electricity generated at the power plant will now be fed into the public grid.

With the weather-related decline in district heating production, the power production of the plant is being ramped up further. A further heat exchanger will be connected in the second half of 2018. Thus, from today’s perspective electricity production will then gradually switch to full load operation. For the further planning of the 2018 financial year, the management board assumes that corresponding feed-in revenues can be generated from power generation.

Source: Company release via 4-Traders