Geothermal Project Unterfohring

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The bit turns the drilling work for the geothermal project Unterfohring since 21 November Unterfohring with Unterfohrings Mayor Franz Schwarz and Geovol Managing Director Peter Lohr started three symbolic hammer blows on the bit. In about two months drilling the first well in 2500 meters to find and encounter over 80 degrees hot water, in April 2009 it should be ready with the second hole. The historic day”, so black to the start date of the drill, was to invite to a party on the drilling site on the Etzweg for the operating company Geovol. “Landtag Susanna Tabani, representative of the district administrator, described it as an encouraging fact that the geothermal projects currently like mushrooms” schossen. Unterfohring bar with his project both a valuable contribution to environmental protection, as well as to the energy vision of the district Munich. While Tabani could certainly rely on their own experiences with the geothermal, it had as a municipal councilor and Supervisor the geothermal pioneer project in Pullach and accompanied by the birth hour.

Mayor black reminded of the groundbreaking decision”by the Municipal Council in 2005, with which this led the Geothermienutzung in the way. She over three-year planning period since then speaks for a very thorough preparation and shows that we have left nothing to chance.” The project saw a high unity across all groups and encounter even now among the population so good acceptance, that it actually only still could go. Not in the short term, but in any case long-term use geothermal energy for the consumer as well as for the community will bring a substantial economic benefit, so the head of the municipality. Greetings offered Rainer Zimmer of the local mining Department of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. Currently, there are no less than 17 geothermal projects in Bavaria, including seven already completed facilities. Based on this experience, Unterfohring could “be optimistic to achieve the aspired goals: it speaks everything to ensure that we next year will have a positive project and can welcome Unterfohring as a new child in the Bavarian family of geothermal energy.” Geovol – Managing Director Peter Lohr was the glimpse into the future. After the hoped-for find with two holes in the spring of 2009 funding tests and pumping tests were planned until September 2009 to determine the long-term fertility and temperature of the thermal water.

In the same period, the Energy Center will built before at the beginning of the heating season 2009 the inclusion of heat supplies was provided. These are ambitious and challenging goals, not only a lot of expert knowledge and the creativity of many people were required for their successful implementation, but also the necessary skill, an accident-free progress of the work on the drilling site and last but not least, God’s help. The two clerics, the evangelical pastor Ludwig Scherer and the Catholic deacon Georg Hetterich asked finally to the latter. Scherer was that Unterfohringer efforts under the slogan think globally, act locally”. The local geothermal energy will not change the world’s climate, but it does not matter whether something is small, but it will be written. To assume responsibility for the energy of the Earth means to take many small steps. Hamtaro solicited the protection for all employees in the project from accidents and hazards, and blessed those present and the technical equipment. Dr. Norbert Babyy