Early-bird until July 15, Praxisforum Geothermie, Bayern – Munich, Sept. 11-12, 2017

View over Munich, Germany (source: Praxisforum Geohtermie.Bayern/ Enerchange)
Alexander Richter 13 Jul 2017

The key annual geothermal event in the heart of geothermal development in Germany in Bavaria, will be held in Munich September 11-12, 2017. The early-bird registration discount is available until July 15, 2017.

The key annual geothermal event in the most active geothermal market in Germany, Bavaria is taking place again this year, September 11-12, 2017. Until July 15, 2017, early bird rates are still available.

The Praxisforum takes a look into the heart of a geothermal plant: the thermal water loop

For several years, Bavaria has been the most active geothermal market in Middle Europe. The success story is based on high water quality and a continously growing knowledge about he thermal, hyraulic and hydrochemical properties of the reservoir. The state of the technology, development, as well as the success stories and challenges in the utilisation of deep geothermal energy is in the focus of the 5th Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern,  from September 11 to 12, 2017 in Munich. The first day field trips show plants in southern Bavaria, one guided by Turboden to the Traunreut geothermal power plant and the other by the Stadtwerke München to Freiham. On the second day the congress takes place in the familiar atmosphere of the Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft in Munich.

Until July 15, 2017 cou can profit from the Early Bird Discount by registering at

One of the topics of this year’s Praxisforum is the thermal water loop, the heart of a geothermal plant. Subterrestrial open, superficially closed, it is subject to chemo-physical changes in the thermal water effecting the operation and management of the plant. This is the result to pressure and temperature changes in some plants of the Bavarian Molasse in scalings interrupting the regular plant operation by damaging the production pumps and scales for example the heat exchangers. Several companies and institutions have faced these problems in recent years and were forced to find solutions. By stopping the scaling from the thermal water, times for revisions reduces, the lifetime of components prolongs especially for the production pumps. This results in an increase of the economic viability of the plant.

Forum IV at the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern focusses on scaling, inhibitors, fluid dynamics and turbulences.  Among others, Dr. Thomas Baumann from the Technical University of München will report on the gas contents in the different geothermal plants of the Molasse Basin with his presentation „Reasons for Scalings in the thermal water loop“. Further ideas and concepts to prevent scalings are presented by Hydroisotop, Renerco and the Stadtwerke München. Franz Barenth from the utility Stadtwerke München will present within this framework positive experiences collected at their geothermal plant in Sauerlach.

Another topic with simultaneous translation from German to English Forum I “Geothermal Power Generation, Certification and Feed-in to the Grid”. Here manufacturers, plant and the grid operators will discuss the problems and challenges. The Round Table “Invest Geothermal” will be held in English, discussing investment possibilities in the Bavarian Molasse Basin. The Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern will continue in the evening with the Praxisforum Lounge in the ambient atmosphere of a bar in Munich, where all languages are welcome for networking and fruitful discussions.

The actual programme and registration for the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern you find at The early Bird discount about a reduction of 10 % is valid until July 15.