Key event for the geothermal sector in Bavaria, Germany kicks off

Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern 2016 (source: Enerchange)
Alexander Richter 12 Sep 2017

The Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern - the largest annual gathering of the geothermal sector in Bavaria has kicked off this morning with record attendance.

The 5th edition of the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern started this morning (September 12, 2017) here in Munich, Germany. The event is the largest annual gathering of the geothermal sector in the state of Bavaria – brings together a wide variety of industry representatives.

Bavaria has developed into the key market for the geothermal sector in the middle of Europe. New projects are progressing, the Holzkirchen geothermal project has successfully drilled and tested – and as announced today awarded the power plant contract to Turboden.

The drilling work on Germany’s largest geothermal power project in Weilheim-Lichtenau are proceeding. The research project at Geretsried is now drilling a sidetrack to help make the project successful. The project in Garching an der Alz has secured new investment from investors and can now proceed with drilling at the end of this year.

Stadtwerke München (SWM, the city utility of Munich) has started with its first inner-city geothermal project. Already today, the SWM heat transfer center in Munich-Freiham covers the heat demand of this new part of the city and the neighbouring area in the west of Munich.

The Bavarian geothermal market therefore is now as active as ever with the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern having been accompanying the development over the past five years.

Under the patronage of the Bavarian State Ministry for the Economy and Media, Energy and Technology, the event this year features real and current details and information from the sector.

The six forums of the congress day feature geothermal power generation and transmission, the economics of geothermal heat projects, the challenges of the thermal water circulation and to the design of wells in the Molasse Basin of Bavaria.

The Geothermal Alliance of Bavaria – in an own forum – will discuss the current theme of seismicity surrounding geothermal plants. And the Invest Geothermal roundtable will bring together representatives from the financial and insurance sector to discuss the framework conditions for investments into geothermal projects.

ThinkGeoEnergy will feature the event on its various channels.

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