Construction has begun on a deep geothermal power plant that will power the future heating network of the City of Illkirch-Graffenstaden located in the Alsace region of France. The project is being developed by Electricité de Strasbourg (ÉS).
Preparatory drilling and the signing of the memorandum of understanding to ensure that the new heat network will feed on geothermal energy is the starting point for a project that will continue for three years.
The City of Illkirch-Graffenstaden has invested in reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases through a Territorial Climate Plan. The city is developing more and more initiatives to make a successful energy transition.
Key figures of the project:
Forecast geothermal water temperature: 150 ° C
programmed thermal power: 26 MW
thermal energy produced: 205000 MWh / year
CO2 emissions avoided: 11 000 tonnes / year
All information on the project will soon be available on the dedicated website: geothermie-illkirch.es.fr
Photo: Construction site of new geothermal plant (drone photo)