Scotland provides funding for geothermal feasibility studies
Five projects in the Scotland have been granted funds to make viability studies for geothermal district heating and energy generation projects.
Good news for geothermal energy development in Scotland, where five projects “in Fife, West Lothian, North Lanarkshire and Aberdeenshire are the beneficiaries of awards totalling of £234,025” according to ReNews.
These funds will go to identify the viability of exploiting geothermal as a heat or power source for Scotland hoping to reduce fossil fuel usage providing a local, green, cheap and renewable energy source.
According to the same source the projects are as follows:
- Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre: to conduct a feasibility study for the installation of a deep geothermal single well system to provide heat to the new Centre and associated buildings
- Guardbridge, Fife: to explore the geothermal potential under a brownfield site to provide heat to on-site industries and the local community
- Polkemmet, West Lothian: to establish the feasibility of geothermal heat from mineworkings, which will heat proposed new social housing in the area
- Hartwood, North Lanarkshire: to develop a fully operational minewater geothermal district heating system which could act as an ideal of how to transform farm economics and transfer benefits to local communities
- Hill of Banchory, Aberdeenshire: to explore the viability of adding geothermal energy from hot dry and hot wet rocks to the existing renewable heat network that is already serving the local communities.
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