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Electricity from Hot Groundwater

A report from the Swiss TV teletext:

geothermal-water-prospecting-near-lake-leman

(I hope to transcribe and translate this soon. Sorry for you non-German readers.)

The main theme is that a local company has been formed to attempt to get Swiss government approval for a project in Lavey-le-Bains (Canton Vaud) to start drilling a well (or wells?) and operate the drilling procedure. The project is designed to recover hot water from underground for heat recovery (geothermal wells) for electrical generation. The design is to provide electricity for about 900 homes. The project is supposed to be unique in Switzerland. [ed: if it is successful, it will definitely be unique in Switzerland!]