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The Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern

In the South of Bavaria exist worldwide unique conditions for geothermal low-enthalpy energy production. More than 20 projects are already operating, further are under construction and in planning. The Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern from October 7 to 9, 2019 offers the possibility to profit from the experiences and the know-how of the local actors and to build up useful contacts. In the heart of Bavaria - in the center of Germany's geothermal energy production.

Continously growing interest

Since the first event in 2013 the interest in the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern grows continously. Meanwhile the participants doubled and in 2016 the event became international, integrating a simultaneous
translation. One of the benefits of the event is the independent program management with several invited speakers in step with actual practice related to the topics in focus. In addition to the presentations there is also plenty of room for discussions about topical foci and possibilities to connect. The Praxisforum-Lounge after the congress, where all participants, speakers and sponsors are invited, perfects the two days event.

KW Sponsor

NW Assekuranzmakler ProRisk GmbH & Co. KG

Nordwest Assekuranz

Due to the technical and geologic risks, especially related to the success of wells, geothermal projects need a high level safeguard in all phases of a project. As partner of the geothermal industry for many years the NW Assekuranz promoted essential developments and enhancements of insurance concepts, both, on national and international scale.


To control scaling and corrosion in geothermal plants, inhibitors are increasingly preferred as a solution. However, this raises questions which inhibitor is suitable or which dosage is sufficient. But also the question of suitable analysis methods for the investigation of the effect and interaction with parts of the plant, thermal water and rocks becomes relevant in this context. The workshop will present and discuss current work and solutions.

Feed pumps of geothermal plants are the heart of energy production. They bring the deep groundwater to the surface for cooling. However, especially in high-temperature systems (> 100 ° C) repeatedly trouble and problems occur. The workshop "Use of geothermal feed pumps" has been part of the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern in recent years. This year it will present the latest developments.

Geothermal project development has several risky components, the most important one being the resource risk. This concerns mainly deep geothermal projects, but some shallow geothermal open systems could also be included in this category of projects. Beyond exploration, the bankability of a geothermal project is threatened by this geological risk.GEORISK project works to establish risk insurance all over Europe and in some key target third countries to cover the exploration phase and the first drilling (test). It means activities to be funded before financial institutions and IPP funding the confirmation drilling and surface systems. It appears clear that a risk mitigation scheme must be designed according to the market maturity of the sector.This workshop aims at identifying the conditions for a transition in the insurance schemes, according to market maturity for geothermal projects. This will notably include a presentation of the first results of the GEORISK project. The workshop aims to create a discussion between the project partners, the members of the Advisory committee and the other participants to the workshop.


Philippe Dumas

Climate change is proceeding, but countermeasures are being introduced only hesitantly. Deep geothermal energy can play an important role in the urgently needed acceleration of the energy transition. Geothermal is a technology that can generate both electricity and heat. With coupled use, it reveals a negative CO2 balance. The keynote addresses the need for action and opportunities.

The heat target - the importance of deep geothermal energy for the future heat turn

Benjamin Richter
Rödl & Partner GbR

The degression listed in the EEG threatens to slow down the further development of geothermal energy production. From 2021, five percent of the degression on EEG remuneration is planned. Here, changes and adjustments are needed to avoid the loss of geothermal energy. For since the introduction of the EEG, the use of geothermal heat has multiplied, that is, the EEG indirectly promotes geothermal heat use. And with the EEG remuneration of electricity, the heat production costs from the same plant are also unrivaled.The forum discusses with experts the development of the EEG and what the future of geothermal energy production can look like.



Green district heating networks - the way to the heat turn! A technical-economic consideration for implementation in large, medium and small towns

Harald Rapp
AGFW | Der Energieeffizienzverband für Wärme, Kälte und KWK e. V.
Dr. Herbert Koschel, SWM

Political master plan for the greater Munich area

Andreas Lederle
Erdwärme Grünwald GmbH

An vielen geothermischen Anlagen ist eine geringe seismische Aktivität unterhalb der Spürbarkeitsschwelle festzustellen. In Bayern wird dies wird von den Betreibern von Geothermie-Anlagen und dem Bayerischen Erdbebendienst kontrolliert. Aber auch andere Bundesländer verfügen über Messnetzwerke zur Überwachung von seismischen Aktivitäten. Verschiedene Maßnahmen sind vorgesehen, damit es zu keinen größeren seismischen Ereignissen kommt. Im Rahmen des Forums werden diese vorgestellt.



Seismic measuring network for the geothermal plants in the Munich area

Stadtwerke München GmbH

The research project SEIGER - Seismic monitoring of deep geothermal plants and possible seismic impacts

Simon Kremers
DMT GmbH & Co. KG

The seismic measuring network of the BVEG: transparency and responsibility based on facts

Ingo Forstner
BVEG Bundesverband Erdgas, Erdöl und Geoenergie e.V.

After reservoir development, the test works confirm the success or failure of a project. In case of success, however, the question remains as to how reproducible the results are in the ongoing operation of the plant. This will be discussed on the basis of various talks from the practical experience of numerous projects.



Modeling of hydraulic data in Traunreut

Dr. René Kahnt
G.E.O.S. Ingenieur-Gesellschaft mbH

Results of pumping tests in Dürrnhaar compared to plant operation

Jörn Bartels

Test results from the geothermal plant in Bruck

Lars Matthes
RAG Energy Drilling GmbH

Pump test evaluation: theory and practice

Alexandros Savvatis
Erdwerk GmbH

Following the successful launch last year, the geothermal energy award of Bavaria for the most successful working CHP and heat project will be handed to the winner in 2019. In addition, the Christian-Hecht-Award will be given for the best junior scientific work.


Staatsminister Hubert Aiwanger
Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie

Results Operator's survey

Dr. Jochen Schneider


Alexander Richter

Official Handover of the Award

Staatsminister Hubert Aiwanger
Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie



In addition to the metropolitan area of Munich, a second geothermal hot spot in Bavaria has developed east of the Inn Valley. After the first projects in Waldkraiburg, Kirchweidach and Traunreut, Garching (Alz) leads the second development phase. The forum gives an overview of the current projects and developments.



Lessons learnt from Traunreut

Andreas Utz
Geothermische Kraftwerksgesellschaft Traunreut

Garching (Bruck) - Update and Outlook

Oliver Friedlaender
Silenos Energy GmbH

Project development of a new deep geothermal power project under municipal direction

Anna-Carina Franke
Rödl & Partner
Marcus Hansen, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Kirchweidach

Trostberg and Palling: Scope and timetable for geothermal energy production

Gregor Gruber
IKAV/ecoprime Group

The Geothermal Alliance Bayern has been part of the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern with its own forum for many years. This year, the Geothermal Alliance Bavaria focuses on the heat transition and the role of geothermal energy. In addition, international project will be presented.

Heat Roadmap Europe 2050 - European Strategy for Heating and Cooling of the Future

Prof. Dr. Bernd Möller
Europa-Universität Flensburg

District heating supply using low-temperature heat from deep geothermal energy

Dr. Horst Kreuter
GeoThermal Engineering

The geothermal potential and demand in the Munich area

Dr. Markus Loewer
Munich School of Engineering, Technische Universität München

Heat Transition Process in China: The 1 Gigawatt Geothermal Project for the city of Xiong’An

Prof. Dr. Haibing Shao
Helmhotz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung



The geothermal potential in Franconia

Dr. Wolfgang Bauer
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg - GeoZentrum Nordbayern

Geothermal activities in the Netherlands

Robert Winsloe
Eavor Technologies Inc.

Sustainable reservoir management through innovative exploration and development strategies

Sebastian Dirner

The Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern has dedicated this year's focus to the future-proof geothermal heat supply. This will also be reflected in the GeoTHOUR, which is sponsored be Turboden. As in the recent years, we will visit and introduce two geothermal plants, in the morning an electricity and heat producing plant, which is introduced by Turboden and in the afternoon the heat plant of Poing. You will receive information about the characteristics of the plant, its operation and the development of the geothermal resource.The Turboden-GeoTHOUR comprises catering during the trip and the transportation by bus from Munich Main station and back.

GeoTHOUR Sponsor

Turboden S.p.A.

Turboden is an Italian firm and a global leader in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems, highly suitable for distributed generation. ORC systems can generate electric and thermal power exploiting multiple sources, such as renewables (biomass, geothermal energy, solar energy), traditional fuels, and waste heat from industrial processes, waste incinerators, engines or gas turbines.



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October 7, 2019

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October 8, 2019

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October 9, 2019

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  • Showcase of Geothermal Project in Bavaria
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  • Available until October 1st, 2019

Content Partner


Exterra Capital

EXTERRA CAPITAL Ltd. is a privately held European advisory and investment firm in the Renewables Sector. It is involved in most of the private investments in the Bavarian Molasse Basin.

Cooperation Partners


EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, is a non-profit international organisation founded in 1998 to promote the European geothermal industry and enable its development both in Europe and worldwide, by shaping policy, improving business condition, and driving more research and development.

Geothermie-Allianz Bayern

Die Geothermie-Allianz Bayern (GAB) adressiert Fragen aus Forschung und Praxis im Bereich der Tiefengeothermie. Am Forschungsverbund beteiligen sich die Technische Universität München (TUM), das GeoZentrum Nordbayern der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) und die Universität Bayreuth.

Lehrstuhl für Hydrogeologie

Mit dem Lehrstuhl für Ingenieurgeologie und dem Lehrstuhl für Hydrogeologie hat die Technische Unversität München Forschungskapazitäten etabliert, die für die weitere Entwicklung der Geothermie im Molassebecken eine wichtige Rolle spielen.

Bundesverband Geothermie e.V.

Seit 1991 setzt sich der Bundesverband Geothermie e.V. mit seinen Mitgliedern aus Industrie, Wissenschaft, Planung und der Energieversorgungsbranche in der gesamten Bandbreite geothermischer Technologien ein: von der Oberflächennahen bis hin zur Tiefen Geothermie, von der Bereitstellung von Wärme und Kühlenergie bis zur Stromerzeugung.


Der Bundesverband Erdgas, Erdöl und Geoenergie e.V. (BVEG) unterstützt die Tiefe Geothermie mit Untertage-Kompetenz, die auf jahrzehntelangen Erfahrungen, Technikkompetenz und dem täglichen Umgang mit hohen Umweltstandards in der Erdgas- und Erdölproduktion sowie der Untertage-Speicherung basiert.



GEORISK Workshop at the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern

Many risks go hand in hand with the planning of a geothermal project. The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) therefore...
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EGEC organizes the Georisk Workshop on 7th October as part of the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern

The GEORISK project was established in 2018 and aims to develop financial schemes mitigating the impact of the resource risk by spreading it in such a manner that project developers can accept...

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Christian Hecht Prize for applied junior scientific work on deep geothermal energy

The Christian Hecht Prize will be awarded this year again at the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern.

After launching in 2018 the Christian Hecht Prize will honor young scientists in 2019 again ...

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Media Partner


GDMB Verlag GmbH

Die GDMB Verlag GmbH, als Tochter des GDMB e.V., veröffentlicht Zeitschriften und Bücher zu den Themen Rohstoffe, Georessourcen, Nichteisen-Metallurgie, Recycling und Umwelttechnik. Als Dienstleister organisiert der Verlag Ausstellungen und Tagungen.


The bbr is a technical-scientific professional magazine about all questions related to the water exploitation and treatment as well as the fluid independant cut-and-cover line construction. The magazine focusses well construction, geothermal energy, drilling technology, pipeline construction, canalization and cable underground construction.

gwf-Wasser | Abwasser

gwf-Wasser | Abwasser is the leading technical-scientific learned journal of the economy of water quality and quantity, hydrogeological basics about water resource management, the water exploitation, storage and distribution as well as the waste water collection and discharge.



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Stadt + Werk

Die Fachzeitschrift stadt + werk informiert über die Herausforderungen und Praxiserfahrungen beim Umbau der Energiewirtschaft.



EuroHeat&Power ist das europäische Fachmedium für die Entscheidungsträger aus Kraft-Wärme-Kopplung, Nah-/Fernwärme und Contracting.



netzpraxis ist das spartenübergreifende Magazin für Planung, Bau, Betrieb und Service von Versorgungsnetzen – mit Sonderteil SONNE WIND&WÄRME.


ThinkGeoEnergy, is a geothermal focused advisory firm working for corporate clients on strategic, marketing and corporate finance related activities.

The firm operates the leading geothermal news website and network, covering the complete value chain of the geothermal power sector and industrial scale direct use sector globally.

Informationsportal Tiefe Geothermie

The Informationsportal Tiefe Geothermie is the content strongest and most actual news plattform about deep geothermal energy in the German speaking area. The website offers in addition to the news a monthly newsletter and an extensive mercantile directory related to the news and German geothermal projects.


JeotermalHaberler is the new geothermal news platform for the Turkish market in Turkish language. The is a collaboration between ThinkGeoEnergy, the leading global geothermal news platform and Enerchange. Website:

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