Date: Jul 2015 – Feb 2016
Location: North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Client: Private & Public Sector
TRE acted as Project Manager to assess the technical feasibility, economic viability and define the initial strategy to develop Scotland’s first minewater geothermal scheme in over 15 years, in a semi-rural area with social deprivation. It also addresses the complex technical and stakeholder management issues associated with development of a community district heating system within a varied portfolio of existing accommodation held under mixed tenure rather than a new build housing scenario.
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 UK-wide duplication.
Funded by the Scottish Government’s Geothermal Energy Challenge Fund, the study is currently under review by the Scottish Governments Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme and North Lanarkshire Council.