The building committee of the Geretsried city council has cleared the way for a geothermal power plant with Eavor-Loop™ technology. The plant is to be built in the district of Gelting. Previously, attempts to extract energy by means of hydrothermal geothermal energy had been unsuccessful on two occasions. However, the newly developed Eavor-Loop™ technology works without deep water and can therefore utilize the existing geothermal potential. Eavor is cooperating at the Geretsried site with the company Enex Power Germany GmbH.
The building permit for the power plant is an important milestone on the way to start the construction of the project and to a renewable energy supply for Geretsried. Eavor plans to drill further wells at the Geretsried site from October 2022 onwards and to then develop the energy yield step by step. The first pipeline system is to be constructed at a depth of 4500 meters. More will follow in the coming years. By 2025, Eavor plans to complete the power plant at full load.
Daniel Mölk, Managing Director of Eavor GmbH, says: “The decision takes us an important step further. We want to make geothermal energy with Eavor-Loop™ technology a major breakthrough in Germany, thus advancing the heat and energy transformation. The plant in Geretsried will demonstrate the performance and economic efficiency of Eavor-Loop™ precisely where district heating and electricity are needed.”
Eavor is the industry leader in scalable geothermal technology. The Eavor-Loop™ system works like an underground heat exchanger and differs significantly from classical hydrothermal geothermal energy. Among other advantages, Eavor-Loop™ can be installed almost anywhere.