The Simbach Braunau demonstration site

map of Simbach Brunau

The Simbach Braunau demonstration site is located within the Upper Austrian Molasse Basin, at the Austrian-Bavarian border, approximately 15 km west of Geinberg. The injection and production wells reach a final depth of 1850m and 1970m respectively. Production temperature amounts at 80°C approximately, and the corresponding flow rate is 35 lt/s artesian and 75 lt/s by pumping.

Local district heating scheme has a total length of 30 km and serves 750 consumers or 5000 households. Installed thermal power amounts at 35 MW, 9,3 MW of which correspond to geothermal heat delivered at 80°C and reinjected at 50°C.