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FG Geothermie > Projects > Project Amerang

Electricity generation project 

Why geothermal power in the Amerang region?

Criteria for the site selection 

  • Planning law 
  • Geology
  • Nature protection concerns 
  • Geographical situation, access 
  • Topography/ground
  • Landscape
  • Availability of land areas
  • Type of geothermal power plant
  • Immission protection 
  • Compensation for intrusion

The geological conditions for geothermal projects can be considered to be particularly favourable in Bavaria. 

The greatest potential for hydrothermal energy extraction is in the area to the south of the Danube, in the Malm Karst of the South German Molasse Basin

Advantages for citizens and community

  • Participation of the community in the future profits of the project 
  • Attractive participation opportunities in the successes of the project (cit-izen participation)
  • Efficient and sustainable regenerative energy source
  • Can bear the base load, through independence from the weather and time of day 
  • Communal contribution to the energy revolution
  • Promotion of environmental protection / reduction of CO2
  • Regional value creation
  • Promotion of industrial development 
  • Careful handling of ground and soil

Approach during project development in order to involve the citizens

  • Setting up of a citizens’ telephone line for questions and concerns 
  • Close coordination of all project steps with all involved parties 
  • Procurement of second and third opinions on all planning steps 
  • Inviting the citizens to reference models 
  • Harmonious insertion of the plant in the existing surroundings 
  • Noise protection regulations more than fulfilled 

Overview of the approach

Preliminary study
Expert evaluation of the geoscientific foundations, technical potentials for energy use, rough technical concept of the plant, cost estimation, etc. 

Feasibility study 
Among other things, investigation of the investment costs, cost-effectiveness analysis, risk analysis, drawing up of an ecological summary, project sequence planning, etc. 

Public relations work
Includes: coordination with mayors, community councils and citizens; preliminary soundings of plots of land, etc.

Search for the sponsorship opportunities available, timely application, etc. 

Application for a permit from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology (StMWi), drilling design, carrying out of the piping including tests, decision on whether the area is rich or not, etc.

Site development 
Carrying out of the second drilling including the tests, installation of the overground plants, application for a license from the StMWi, production), etc.