An interesting program with experienced experts active in the Upper Rhine Graben since many years will introduce the actual development in the most promising geothermal spot in Middle Europe. The IGC Online Meeting: Upper Rhine Graben on June 17, 2020 takes place virtually from 14.00 to 17.30 (CET) and is supported by TRION climate and EGEC.
In the tri-national Upper Rhine Region, utilities are the pioneers of geothermal energy utilization. In all of the three countries bordering to this region, Switzerland, Germany and France, utilities operate successfully geothermal plants. In the northwest of Switzerland, the Basel utility IWB is in a partnership with the community of Riehen, running the heat plant since more than 25 years without any disruptions. In France Electiricté de Strasbourg (ES) is involved in cooperations with EnBW for the EGS pioneer project Soultz-sous-Forêts and with Roquette Frère in the industrial heat supply for drying of starch. In Germany EnBW is operating the combined heat and power plant in Bruchsal and the Pfalzwerke the power plant in Insheim. All utilities are involved in their geothermal projects since the beginning of the project development and operate the plants successfully with no interferences fort he public.
At the IGC Online Meeting about Geothermal Energy in the Upper Rhine Graben these projects will be presented regarding the experiences of the operators and their further perspective for geothermal energy utilization. Besides this, high lithium contents are getting in the focus of the existing operating plants but also giving a new economic perspective for the development of further plants. A general overview about the extracting technologies and the state of art is given by Lena Kölbel from Hydrosion. Further topics of the IGC Online Meeting Upper Rhine Graben is the monitoring of seismicity illustrated at the plant of Insheim, which is introduced by Ludger Küpperkoch from the IGEM in Mainz. A general overview on the potential for geothermal in the Upper Rhine Graben is given by Dr. Wolfgang Bauer from 360 plus Consult as introduction to the IGC Online Meeting. The Kick off on June 17 will be an introduction of the registered particpants to facilitate the exchange between participants and speakers and giving the possibility to connect to each other.
More information about the program you find at igc.events. Here you can also register for 200 EUR. Every participant will get the chance to introduce himself and his company in 45 seconds with one slide and can contact every other particpant of the IGC Online Meeting – for this reason the number of participants is limited to 20. More than half of the spaces are already occupied.
Source: Enerchange via LinkedIn