Geothermal district heating could become reality in Stoke-on-Trent by 2019

Train station, Stoke-on-Trent/ UK (source: flickr/ Tom Bastin, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 30 Dec 2016

If progressing as planned, district heating fuelled by geothermal energy could become a reality for the first residents in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK, in a project by the municipality and private company GT Energy.

A joint project by the city of Stoke-on-Trent in the UK, and private developer GT Energy continuing development of a geothermal district heating network.

As part of the project – so local news – about 1,000 people could benefit from the heating scheme in the early stage as early as 2019.

The GBP 52 million ($64 million) project would connect high-density housing the municipality with geothermal heating. With the project customers are expected to become independent from price fluctuation sin fossil fuels, while reducing carbon emissions.

Around GBP 20 million have been secured from the government through a City Deal, with private company GT Energy to invest additional millions of pounds into the the geothermal plant.

The city council secured GBP 19.75 million (USD 24 million) from the Government for the DHN project through its City Deal.

The local community welcomes the project, as currently around third of the people’s income goes into paying for heating during the colder time of the year.

Source: Stoke Sentinel