Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy
Another geothermal plant by Turboden in Sauerlach, Bavaria, Germany (source: Turboden)
As reported earlier this month, the geothermal heating and power project in Holzkirchen in Bavaria/ Germany has made a major step forward. In a decision by the municipality council, a building application for the plant was approved and construction can now be scheduled to begin in the spring of this year. Electricity generated from the plant is then expected to be fed into the grid after 12 months from the start of construction.
There is a certain rush, as the project could profit from existing feed-in-tariffs for one year long should it be able to start operation in the first quarter of 2019.
The construction of the district heating plant including storage hall and water pipes began in September 2017 and the roof is already in place.