The cost for the electricity self-consumption are also of particular importance. Once a plant is built, the operating costs can be only slightly affect”, UTZ’s concerns. With examples, he illustrated that higher investment costs are justified, when so operating costs are kept as low as possible. Largely, there was agreement in the assessment that it must do more in the future to inspire the population for new projects. Lawyer Hartmut Gassner saw one of the most important steps in determining location. Diethard presented initial conclusions from empirical analysis to improve the PR of the Organizer Enerchange Weber.

Therefore, the population from the beginning in the development of the project must be incorporated. Observations also showed that a concrete added value, for example, a profit participation of the community, improve the acceptance. Have opponents in a citizens ‘ initiative found themselves together, then it is important to bear in mind that it was almost always a minority, which you should not all attention. Instead, you must do everything in public relations, so that the silent majority is visible. Many companies and their services to present the participants took advantage of the Conference this year. Around 15 exhibitors were consultancy Sterr Kolln & partners, as well as the part of the Linde Group, French clean-tech companies Cryostar from Hesingue guest, including the Freiburger. The 9.

International Geothermiekonferenz will be held from 15 to 17 may 2013. Enerchange is an agency for events and information services in the field of renewable energies. Their range includes the publishing of information, the organisation of events and the press – and public relations for renewable energy companies and projects. Four days offered the 8. “International Geothermiekonferenz a varied programme: on the first day, TRION has in cooperation with Enerchange the tri-national forum for geothermal energy in the upper Rhine region”, which deals with the Geothermienutzung in one of the potential richest areas in Central Europe. The second day had with a short course on various aspects of operation of geothermal plants and three workshops on pump technology, international projects and outreach seminar character. At the same time the municipal Forum took place throughout the day, in collaboration with the Association of municipal enterprises and the Deutscher Stadtetag Baden-Wurttemberg has been carried out. Highlight of the Conference is the third day with its internationally renowned keynote speakers and four discussion forums on the issues of financing, risk mitigation, cost reduction and operational experience. On the fourth day, an excursion led Landau and Insheim in the Palatinate to the Geothermieprojekten. The international Geothermiekonferenz is organised by the Agency Enerchange. The Freiburg economy tourism and trade fair GmbH & co. KG as a business – and marketing company of the city of Freiburg is co-organizer of the Conference. The patron is the Federal Ministry of the environment, supporters is the European Association of geoscientists & engineers (EAGE). As cooperation partners, including the international geothermal Association (IGA), the geothermal energy business forum, the Swiss Association for geothermal and GtV – Bundesverband geothermal energy could be won.

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