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Title: Energy potential of geothermal energy in Germany

Abstract

The use of terrestrial heat could fulfill certain energy demands. For the evaluation of the possibilities in the energy system of Germany, the available potentials are one of the most important criteria. Within this context, in the past only the available resources and the reserves have been discussed. But these data have hardly practical relevance for the energy-political and energy-economic discussions, since they do not consider the conditions in the corresponding energy system. In this article, therefore, explanations additional to the overall existing amount of heat in underground portions are shown, which could be used also from a technical point of view. In addition, the demand-side restrictions are considered and the share of the available heat is pointed out which can be used within the energy system of Germany. The explanations show that consideration of the demand side is necessary to make relevant statements. The investigations also make clear that terrestrial heat will never be able to cover more than just a part of the energy demand for warmth in Germany.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Stuttgart (DE)
OSTI Identifier:
20076053
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20076053
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Energy Sources
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0090-8312
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; RESOURCE POTENTIAL; ENERGY DEMAND; GEOTHERMAL HEATING SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Kayser, M., and Kaltschmitt, M. Energy potential of geothermal energy in Germany. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Kayser, M., & Kaltschmitt, M. Energy potential of geothermal energy in Germany. United States.
Kayser, M., and Kaltschmitt, M. Thu . "Energy potential of geothermal energy in Germany". United States.
@article{osti_20076053,
title = {Energy potential of geothermal energy in Germany},
author = {Kayser, M. and Kaltschmitt, M.},
abstractNote = {The use of terrestrial heat could fulfill certain energy demands. For the evaluation of the possibilities in the energy system of Germany, the available potentials are one of the most important criteria. Within this context, in the past only the available resources and the reserves have been discussed. But these data have hardly practical relevance for the energy-political and energy-economic discussions, since they do not consider the conditions in the corresponding energy system. In this article, therefore, explanations additional to the overall existing amount of heat in underground portions are shown, which could be used also from a technical point of view. In addition, the demand-side restrictions are considered and the share of the available heat is pointed out which can be used within the energy system of Germany. The explanations show that consideration of the demand side is necessary to make relevant statements. The investigations also make clear that terrestrial heat will never be able to cover more than just a part of the energy demand for warmth in Germany.},
doi = {},
journal = {Energy Sources},
issn = {0090-8312},
number = 5,
volume = 22,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}