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6th UK Geothermal Symposium – Burlington House, London – Oct. 16, 2017

Burlington House, Piccadily, London, UK (source: flickr/ wallyg, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 13 Oct 2017

The 6th UK Geothermal Symposium will take place on October 16, 2017. With a number of projects now going on in the country, this should be an interesting event.

The 6th UK Geothermal Symposium will take place on October 16, 2017 at the Burlington House, London/ UK.

The event is organized by the Geological Society Events and will take place in Burlington House, London.

Over half of UK energy demand is associated with the production of heat and the nation is heavily reliant on gas to produce this yet the UK has been a net importer of gas for over a decade. Geothermal energy offers the UK an opportunity to decarbonise heat supply using a secure resource which is accessible to most regions. Development of geothermal energy also aligns well with government aspirations for future heat supply via heat networks.

The economic and technical risks to geothermal energy growth have driven the search for innovative solutions for accessing geothermal heat and electricity. This includes recovering heat from abandoned mining infrastructure and the promotion of single well systems. The 6th Symposium will celebrate recent progress in geothermal energy development by including a variety of presentations from industry, local government and academia. There will also be ample opportunities for networking during the lunch and the drinks reception.

Programme:

The conference will run from 9.30am – 5pm. A conference programme is available to download listing the main conference themes and topics.

Conference convenors

  • Charlotte Adams (Durham University)
  • Guy Macpherson-Grant (EGS Energy)
  • David Townsend (Town Rock Energy)

Event Website