6th International Geothermiekonferenz IGC 2010 from 19-20 may in Freiburg Freiburg, 10.2.2010 – the provisional program of the 6th International Geothermiekonferenz (IGC 2010) is now available online. The Conference starts with the ‘ short-course “Basics of reservoir development”, which will take place in cooperation with experts of the drill master school Celle on May 19 at 9: 00. He gives an in-depth overview of key challenges and significant steps in a deep drilling geothermal. The afternoon offers four different workshops: in addition to a workshop on international geothermal projects Workshop II gives an idea of how the deep geothermal energy can be incorporated into the municipal power supply. Here, Tom Holland expresses very clear opinions on the subject. Workshop III focuses on the optimization of the power plant technology. A fourth workshop, company Schlumberger introduces the possibilities of optimized reservoir exploration with the software petrel and the ECLIPSE of the Simulator.

The Congress offers four on May 20 after importing key notes about the market development and prospects of deep geothermal energy Discussion forums, whose podium with each four to five experts are busy. After short impulse lectures, they are ready for an intensive professional exchange with the participants. The topics of the forums are: mitigation of reservoir development, seismic events through geothermal, challenges in financing and aspects of power plant operation. Excursions to the Geothermiekraftwerken in Landau and Soultz-sous-forets, the day after the Conference round off the offer for the participants and provide insight into practice. The meeting provides a comprehensive exchange on the current challenges of deep geothermal energy at home and abroad thanks to its international orientation and german English simultaneous translation. As in the previous year, over 200 visitors from all over the world are expected.

The international Geothermiekonferenz is organised by the Agency Enerchange. The Freiburg economy is tourism and trade fair GmbH & co. KG as a business – and marketing company of the city of Freiburg since 2008 co-organizer of the Conference. As a supporter for the IGC 2010 including GtV – Bundesverband geothermal (GtV-BV) won, which members can participate in the Conference at special rates. Cooperation partners are among others the international geothermal Association (IGA) and the geothermal energy business forum. In the early book offering registration, the participation fees are reduced by 10% before March 1, 2010. More detailed information on the programme and the participation fees to the target group of the Conference, as well as a registration possibility can be found under. Marcus Brian, ENERCHANGE – Agency for renewable energy