Reported before the weekend, the two geothermal companies of Geothermie Unterhaching and Innovative Energie Pullach (IEP) have announced a cooperation starting April 1, 2021.
While nothing will change for the customers of the two companies, both have big plans. As part of the cooperation, Geothermie Unterhaching will change its technical service provider for its district heating network and rely on the technical services of IEP. With this cooperation, the mayors of both municipalities hope to bundle competence and achieve synergies that support the activities on geothermal for both.
The technical service of Geothermie Unterhaching involves a 50-kilometer network of district heating pipes with around 850 heat transfer stations – these valve shafts must be checked regularly. The IEP is already very far, especially when it comes to digitization, and Unterhaching is now hoping for similar progress. As both geothermal companies use exactly the same technology, the changeover on April 1st can easily take place overnight.
The new IEP service team is going to be available to the approximately 14,000 people in Unterhaching who are using the environmentally friendly geothermal energy fuelled district heating. IEP will increase its service team by two employees.