Tuesday, june 7, 2016, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, responsible for International Climate Relations, has inaugurated the Rittershoffen deep geothermal power plant.
Inauguration of Rittershoffen geothermal power plant in the presence of Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, and Edouard Roquette, Chairman of Roquette Group
The plant was built by Électricité de Strasbourg, Roquette and the Caisse des Dépôts with the financial backing of the ADEME, represented by its Chairman, Bruno Léchevin, and the Region, represented by Philippe Richert, President of the Regional Council of Alsace Champagne Ardenne Lorraine.
The Rittershoffen deep geothermal power plant is the first of its kind in the world, a model of energy transition and environmental strategy, which opens up important new possibilities for regional and national development. It is the first power plant to use steam from geothermal water to provide energy to an industrial site, in this case the Roquette Group in Beinheim...
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