Federal government wants to measure geothermal energy in Magglingen


Magglingen BE – The Swiss government is examining the use of geothermal energy for the National Sports Center in Magglingen. Before the end of February, 2700 measuring devices will be laid out to locate a suspected reservoir of warm water at depths of up to 2000 meters starting in March. The evaluation is expected in early 2024.

The Swiss government wants to power its National Sports Center in Magglingen with geothermal energy. It is believed that at a depth of about 1500 to 2000 meters there is a reservoir of warm water suitable for heating the sports center.

Measurements are now to locate this reservoir, writes the Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics in a statement. For this purpose, 2700 measuring devices will be laid out in Leubringen/Magglingen and twelve other communities in the region starting in mid-February. Measurements are scheduled to begin in mid-March, depending on the weather, and last about three weeks. The measurement signals are triggered by three vibration vehicles, and a boat is in operation on Lake Biel. The results of the measurements are to be evaluated by the beginning of 2024.

The vibrations are harmless to humans and the environment, according to the release. Experts will explain the measurement procedure at a public information event on Saturday, March 11, in Magglingen. stk