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Table 1 Main geothermal projects in Alsace (heat between brackets means that the destination of produced heat has not been decided)

From: Social shaping of deep geothermal projects in Alsace: politics, stakeholder attitudes and local democracy

Sites and operators (ÉS: Electricité de Strasbourg) Depth: temp: flow Production Status
Northern Alsace projects and plants
 Wissembourg and Lauterbourg area
 ÉS
Not defined Power (+ heat) Planned projects
No apparent contestation
 Soultz-sous-Forêts
 ÉS
> 3000 m: 165 °C: 126 m3/h Power (+ heat) Uncontested
In production
 Rittershoffen
 ÉS
2500 m: 170 °C: 160 m3/h Heat Uncontested
In production
Strasbourg Eurometropolis projects
 Illkirch-Graff.
 ÉS
2900–3300 m: 150–160 °C: 200 m3/h Heat + power Uncontested
Approved by prefecture
Drilling began in August 2018
 Mittelhausbergen
 ÉS
3800 m: 140–150°: 180 m3/h Heat Contested, then abandoned (due to obsolete license)
 La Robertsau (Strasbourg quarter)
 Fonroche
4300–4800 m: > 150 °C: 350 m3/h Power (+ heat) Contested, then abandoned
 Eckbolsheim
 Fonroche
4300–4800 m: > 150 °C: 350 m3/h Power (+ heat) Contested
Approved by prefecture
 Vendenheim
 Fonroche
4000–4200 m: > 150 °C: 350 m3/h Power (+ heat) Contested
Approved by prefecture
Drilling began in June 2017
Other projects
 Hurtigheim
 Fonroche
4300–4800 m: > 150 °C: 350 m3/h Power (+ heat) Contested
Approved by prefecture