- Geothermal in the spotlight -
In recent years, the number of geothermal power plants for heat and electrical power production has increased steadily in Central Europe. In Germany, this does not only apply to the deep geothermal systems in the Molasse Basin, but also to wells drilled in the Upper Rhine Graben. In this geologically challenging region, two demonstration plants were developed and implemented in Insheim and Landau. After five years of valuabel operational experience, the Landau project is currently being extended by a second injection well. In hindsight, this can be seen as a particularly positive development, since, after a series of seismic events in Basel and Landau in the years of 2006 and 2009, operators had found themselves at the center of a controversial public debate.