A joint paper on the growth of geothermal heating networks in Germany was published in conjunction with the German Geothermal Congress in Munich, Germany, this week.
The article provides specific suggestions for geothermal heating network advancement. It was issued by the Association of Municipal Enterprises eV (VKU), the Association of Energy Efficiency AGFW, the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) and the Geothermal Energy Federal Association. ?
Currently, the 37 geothermal plants in Germany produce 1.2 TWh of climate-neutral heat each year. Deep geothermal energy therefore already makes a significant contribution to preventing greenhouse gas and other air pollutants. But the geothermal potential is much considerably higher, and there is still a significant increase to achieve the climate safety goals, particularly in the heat sector.
Consequently, the parties went public with a position paper and introduce a number of strategies, such as a press release released by BVG.
"Research sets the deep geothermal energy's technological capacity at around 100 TWh per year. Furthermore, the potential is disproportionate to actual deep geothermal energy-based heat generation. Therefore, significant incentive is needed for deep geothermal energy to successfully implement the heat conversion. Saving CO2 in energy supply is required, particularly as Germany has a lot to catch up to achieve its climate goals.
Geothermal energy is a technique which has been in place for decades, "stresses BEE President Dr. Simone Peter." I am pleased that we have partnered with the VKU, the AGFW and the BVG to come up with innovative ideas. "If the escape from coal is to be efficient, we must also make complete use of all the modern energy supply solutions to cut emissions. Heating grids are the city's central heating, which in combination with geothermal energy can also provide residents with renewable district heating. "We need a grand plan for geothermal energy to give more energy to geothermal energy," said Michael Wübbels, deputy VKU CEO.
Werner Lutsch, Managing Director of the Association for Energy Efficiency AGFW, emphasizes the value of deep geothermal energy for the efficient further production of water distribution in Germany. "We will not be able to accomplish the Federal Government's climate targets without a countrywide use of district heating. Here, deep geothermal energy will make a major contribution, so its production should be more vigorously advertised. "The four associations ' constructive cooperation underlines the value of deep geothermal energy for heat conversion.
The four federations propose a reform package in their joint paper to speed up the extension of the production of geothermal district heating.
It involves continued advancement of different support mechanisms (including in the KWKG, EEG and MAP) as well as enhanced geothermal plant security in the initial capital process. A energy conversion fund which means i.a. would be appropriate for this reason. The threat of exploration or seismic surveys should be reduced. The impulse paper also makes concrete suggestions for the systematic and strategic enlargement of deep geothermal energy as well as the
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