Fortissat minewater geothermal district heating project: case study

Harnmeijer, J., Schlicke, A., Barron, H., Banks, D. , Townsend, D., Steen, P., Nikolakopoulou, V., Lu, H. and Zhengao, C. (2017) Fortissat minewater geothermal district heating project: case study. Engineering and Technology Reference, 2017, pp. 1-8. (doi:10.1049/etr.2016.0087)

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This study summarises the findings of a feasibility assessment for a potential minewater geothermal energy system in the vicinity of the James Hutton Institute’s Hartwood Home Farm, North Lanarkshire in Scotland’s Central Belt. This study aimed to assess the potential for Scotland’s first minewater geothermal scheme in a rural area with social deprivation. While focused on the specifics of the location, the project is conceived as a readily replicable and fully operational minewater geothermal district heating system demonstrator project that would act as proof of concept for duplication elsewhere. This study concluded that, with current support mechanisms, the scheme is technically and financially viable, breaking even or better with a network scenario covering the ‘representative’ communities of Allanton and Hartwood. As might be expected, there are considerable economies of scale, with the scheme becoming commercially viable when the network is extended to the town of Shotts.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was funded by the Scottish Ministers under the Geothermal Energy Challenge Fund, part of the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP) which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. JH gratefully acknowledges additional financial support from the MacAulay Development Trust and the James Hutton Institute.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Banks, Mr David
Authors: Harnmeijer, J., Schlicke, A., Barron, H., Banks, D., Townsend, D., Steen, P., Nikolakopoulou, V., Lu, H., and Zhengao, C.
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Engineering and Technology Reference
Publisher:Institution of Engineering and Technology
Published Online:26 January 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Institution of Engineering and Technology
First Published:First published in Engineering and Technology Reference 2017: 1-8
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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