The Swiss Times - Swiss News in English

CKW Launches Geothermal Power Plant Project in Lucerne Canton

The Swiss energy company CKW plans to build a geothermal power plant in the canton of Lucerne. The plant will produce electricity for 4000 households and heat for 6500 households. The exact location has not yet been determined, but the area of Perlen-Inwil along the A14 motorway is considered to be a good option due to the presence of a muschelkalkschicht, a type of limestone that contains a lot of thermal water. The next step for CKW is to conduct a test drilling to determine the amount of thermal water available. The area also has an existing waste incineration plant and a district heating network that extends to Zug and Lucerne, which will help meet the increasing demand for heat. The project is expected to take around six years to complete and will cost 70 million Swiss francs. Geothermal projects are supported by the Swiss government and CKW believes that accelerating the development of renewable energy sources is necessary to ensure energy security. The drilling technology used is advanced and no significant or damaging ground movements are expected.


Most Read

Delivery Services in Switzerland Have New Competition

22 February 2024
Delivery service
An Austrian company opens it's first online supermarket outside the country. Targeting the greater Zurich area.

Murder in Frauenfeld: Trial for the Murder of an Egyptian

22 February 2024
Murder in Frauenfeld
Two men face murder charges over the 2007 killing of a 27-year-old Egyptian, whose body was discovered submerged in Barchetsee.

Swiss Semi-Conductor Government Initiative: Will it Work?

23 February 2024
Swiss semiconductor
SwissChips Initiative represents Switzerland's strategic move to bolster its semiconductor industry amidst global competition.

Swiss CEO Vranckx Moves to the Lufthansa Executive Board

23 February 2024
Swiss CEO
Swiss CEO Dieter Vranckx moves to Lufthansa as Chief Commercial Officer, after leading Swiss through challenging times.

Stay in Touch!


Swiss biotech
Swiss Biotech Firm Idorsia: Stock Soars – but Why?
26 February 2024
Decathlon Opens 5 more Stores in Switzerland
26 February 2024