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German report to learn from

Germany: Thirteen years and still no geothermic heat

"Nicht das erste Tiefengeothermieprojekt mit fehlender Akzeptanz innerhalb der Bevölkerung", can be read in a German report about the failure of the geothermic heat project in the German place Puchheim, Beieren.

In 2006, the first plans were made public, but after 13 years the local residents got the upper hand. Not for the first time, but what can entrepreneurs with drilling plans learn from this?

That it is important to have well-founded answers to the questions of the local population (such as regarding the high level of ground water in the area, a challenge for geothermic heat drilling) and also to include the population from the start. Looking at the chronology in the report shows that the population was only consulted in 2016, ten years after the start. When subsequently earthquakes started to happen, the floodgates opened.

Read the complete report made on behalf of the Geothermie-Allianz Bayern here. 

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