North East Geothermal Resources

Emissions from heating are the largest source of emissions in the UK and geothermal energy has the potential to make a significant contribution to decarbonising heating, while providing new economic opportunities, across the North East. Newcastle University are undertaking an investigation into the geothermal resource potential across the North East Local Enterprise Partnership area. The study will use existing data, including heritage data from coal exploration and oil and gas exploration, together with numerical modelling, to build a subsurface model to evaluate potential deep geothermal energy resources. It will help understand the opportunities for geothermal energy to be part of integrated local energy systems.   

Funding

This project is funded by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s Energy for Growth Fund.