GeoTHOUR featuring Holzkirchen and Poing

  • 27 Aug 2019
  • by vh

The Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern has dedicated this year's focus to the future-proof geothermal heat supply. This will also be refelcted by the GeoTHOUR sponsored by Turboden.

At this year's GeoTHOUR two successfully implemented geothermal projects in the greater Munich area will be presented: The geothermal power plant of the municipality of Poing and the recently commissioned geothermal plant of the Markt Holzkirchen. Both plants efficiently supply a large part of the surrounding population with environmentally friendly district heating and thus make a valuable contribution to the energy transition. In Holzkirchen, Turboden will also be presenting its ORC plant for generating electricity from thermal water, which is based on the double flash process.

GeoTHOUR Program

Morning:  Holzkirchen

The morning program of GeoTHOUR is dedicated to the youngest plant in the Bavarian Molasse Basin. Following the successful completion of drilling work in March 2017, the power plant was commissioned in December 2018 after a 1.5-year construction phase and has since been supplying the citizens of Holzkirchen with climate-friendly district heating. Since July of this year, the plant has also been producing electrical energy. This year's GeoTHOUR sponsor Turboden will be discussing special features of this plant on his tour through the plant.

Afternoon:  Poing

In the afternoon we visit the geothermal heat plant in Poing. The geothermal plant in the Upper Bavarian community was officially commissioned at the end of 2012 after four years of construction. Since then, about 70 percent of the heat demand of the town can be covered by geothermal energy. The heat energy is supplied to over 600 properties via the approx. 21-kilometre-long supply network. The district heating network already existed and was supplied by a combined heat and power plant. Geothermal energy now secures the base load. Further potential for expansion exists. Due to three earthquakes in 2016 and 2017, Bayernwerk Natur GmbH has increased its network of Poing/Pliening measuring points to five measure points. This makes the geothermal plant in Poing one of the best monitored geothermal projects in Bavaria. You will receive information about the special features of the plant, its operation and the development of the geothermal resource.

GeoTHOUR starts at 9:00 a.m. at Munich Central Station (north side) and ends at 4:30 p.m. . The excursion will be held in German and English. The Turboden-GeoTHOUR price includes the catering and the bus ride from Munich Central Station and back. Registration is possible until 1st October 2019 at Further information can also be found on the website or at the organiser Enerchange.33