Functions, Structure and Offers of the BVG

The German Geothermal Association (BVG), established in 1991, is composed  of over 500 active companies and individual members. It advocates the use of all existing geothermal technologies ranging from shallow to deep, and the cooling, heating, and production of electricity. 


The following are the main functions of the BVG:

  • Informing the public about the advantages and the possible uses of the technology
  • Dialogue with politicians and political leaders
  • Improvement of the frame conditions and the political situation on a national-, European- and international level
  • The support of technological development and researches


The BVG is being led by a four-person board.

Furthermore there are working groups to the following topics:
• Deep Geothermal Energy
• Shallow Geothermal Energy
• Research and development
• Young Geothermal Chapter 

Experts are workig together in the working groups to exchange information about the latest projects and technologies in their field.


In cooperation with the honorary working members, the BVG organizes events and publishes and provides informative literature.

The journal “Geothermische Energie” contains exclusive reports about project progressions, research results, as well as literature and event suggestions

On the BVG offers current news, as well as comprehensive background knowledge and contact personnel of the branch for the interested public and media representatives. The webpage thereby constitutes a central information platform for the geothermal energy division.