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Electricity generation project

Why geothermal power in Seebruck?

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 (citizen participation)
  • Efficient and sustainable regenerative energy source
  • Can bear the base load, through independence from the weather and time of day 
  • Low noise production 
  • Small amount of area used up 
  • Mild on the landscape

Seebruck site

The Seebruck area is well suited for geothermal use.

Future Water Energy GmbH (FWE) has a mining permit for the “Seebruck” area which entitles it to use geothermal energy.

For thermal water circulation we would envisage 3 drillings, which ideally from one single drilling site would reach the geothermal drilling goals at a depth of 4-5 km. 

At the Seebruck site a geothermal plant for the generation of electricity is planned. 

Geothermal power as an opportunity for Seebruck

  • A renewable energy form for a sustainable future 
  • A communal contribution to the energy revolution
  • Promotion of environmental protection 
  • Reduction of CO2
  • Regional energy supply: construction of a local and remote heat supply network in Seebruck
  • Regional value creation
  • Promotion of industrial development 
  • Business tax remains in the community 
  • Creation of jobs
  • Careful handling of ground and soil

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.


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