Today: Saturday, 13 August 2022 year

Germany decided to survive winter with a huge thermos

Germany decided to survive  winter with a huge thermos

A large thermal reservoir is being built in Germany to help the country with home heating in case Russian gas supplies run out.

“This is a huge thermos that will help us keep warm until we need it. And then we can release this heat if necessary,” explained Tania Vilgoss, head of the German branch of the heating company Vattenfall from Sweden.


The height of the structure will be 45 meters, and the tank will be able to hold up to 56 million liters of hot water, which will be heated by excess energy from solar and wind substations in Germany.


The project cost 50 million euros, and a thermal capacity of 200 megawatts should be enough to provide 10% of Berlin’s winter hot water needs.

“Due to its geographic location, Berlin is more dependent on fossil fuels from Russia than other parts of Germany,” climate senator Bettina Jarasch said.