A contract was signed for geothermal heat for the municipalities of Munich in Germany

GeoEnergie Taufkirchen will supply geothermal heat until 2033 to several municipalities in southern Munich, Germany, under a contract with BioEnergie Taufkirchen.

GeoEnergie Taufkirchen (GET) has signed an agreement to supply 21,000 MWh of geothermal heat per year to BioEnergie Taufkirchen (BET) for the period until 2033. Thanks to this long-term cooperation, district heating from renewable sources will supply large parts of Hohenbrunn, Neubiberg, Ottobrunn, Taufkirchen and Brunnthal in southern district of Munich in Germany.

“Our goal was clear from the beginning: we wanted to supply as many citizens and companies as possible from a wide range municipalities with renewable energy at favorable and stable prices, such as CO2 -Free as possible. Thanks to the signing of the agreement, this goal is now secured in the long run,” he added. said Thomas Hümmer, managing director of GeoEnergie Taufkirchen.

The GeoEnergie Taufkirchen geothermal power plant, operating since 2013, supplies geothermal heat to the Gemeindewerke Oberhaching (GWO) district heating network and to the Stadtwerke München (SWM) district heating network for BET. The shareholders of GET are GWO, BET, Geysir Europe GmbH and Taufkirchen Holding GmbH & Co KG. Geysir Europe and Taufkirchen Holding are companies belonging to the IKAV Group, an international asset management company that, among others, develops and invests in renewable energy projects in Europe.

“After an extensive negotiation phase, we managed to conclude a new, long-term heat supply agreement. It makes a significant contribution to sustainable heat supplies beyond municipal boundaries. The cooperation between BET and GET is based on a common goal. It is about the success of the heating transformation and the safe and reliable supply of renewable energy to our customers,” he added. added Stefan Birle, managing director of BioEnergie Taufkirchen.

BioEnergie Taufkirchen GmbH & Co KG is a wholly owned subsidiary of SWM. It runs a biomass cogeneration plant that uses regional wood waste and chips, mainly from nearby forests. BET produces approximately 25,000 MWh of green electricity and approximately 100,000 MWh of green heat annually through combined heat and power generation. Green electricity is fed into the power grid and green heat is fed into the SWM district heating networks in the “Region Süd”.

Source: IKAV