UKERC Energy Data Centre: Projects

Projects: Projects for Investigator
UKERC Home >> UKERC Energy Data Centre >> Projects >> Choose Investigator >> All Projects involving >> InnUK/102214/01
 
Reference Number InnUK/102214/01
Title Ground Heat network Strategy at City Scale
Status Completed
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Geothermal Energy) 25%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Other) 75%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 25%;
Final stage Development and Demonstration 75%;
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Town and Country Planning) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 25%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 25%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
WDS Green Energy Limited
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 May 2015
End Date 30 April 2016
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £246,789
Industrial Sectors
Region Wales
Programme Competition Call: 1405_CRD_ENE_GEN_ENCATESR1 - Not Available. Activity Energy Catalyst Rnd 1 Early Stage
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , WDS Green Energy Limited (33.125%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Cardiff City Council (43.335%)
Project Contact , British Geological Survey (BGS) - NERC (23.540%)
Web Site
Objectives
Abstract In many parts of the UK and Europe geothermal energy stored in natural shallow underground water aquifers has the potential provide a safe, affordable, secure, and low-carbon source of heat for generations. Currently in the UK, ground source heat pump (GSHP) technology is only used by a small number of individual homes and businesses. By increasing GSHP capacity they can be used heat to entire streets via a smart network. Why has this not already been done? The technology for city scale networks is not yet developed and requires a new energy market based on large-scale GSHP capture and distribution networks. Before this can happen new technology needs to be developed and trialled to ensure systems are developed in a sustainable way. The potential champions of heat networks are Councils, who are tasked with approving planning consents for new developments. This highly innovative project, if funded, will design and build trial heat systems networks in less than 12 months, to prove that British GSHP network technology can be reliably deployed on an industrial scale in the UK. If successful, this new technology can be transferred to other UK cities and overseas markets.In many parts of the UK and Europe geothermal energy stored in natural shallow underground water aquifers has the potential provide a safe, affordable, secure, and low-carbon source of heat for generations. Currently in the UK, ground source heat pump (GSHP) technology is only used by a small number of individual homes and businesses. By increasing GSHP capacity they can be used heat to entire streets via a smart network. Why has this not already been done? The technology for city scale networks is not yet developed and requires a new energy market based on large-scale GSHP capture and distribution networks. Before this can happen new technology needs to be developed and trialled to ensure systems are developed in a sustainable way. The potential champions of heat networks are Councils, who are tasked with approving planning consents for new developments. This highly innovative project, if funded, will design and build trial heat systems networks in less than 12 months, to prove that British GSHP network technology can be reliably deployed on an industrial scale in the UK. If successful, this new technology can be transferred to other UK cities and overseas markets.In many parts of the UK and Europe geothermal energy stored in natural shallow underground water aquifers has the potential provide a safe, affordable, secure, and low-carbon source of heat for generations. Currently in the UK, ground source heat pump (GSHP) technology is only used by a small number of individual homes and businesses. By increasing GSHP capacity they can be used heat to entire streets via a smart network. Why has this not already been done? The technology for city scale networks is not yet developed and requires a new energy market based on large-scale GSHP capture and distribution networks. Before this can happen new technology needs to be developed and trialled to ensure systems are developed in a sustainable way. The potential champions of heat networks are Councils, who are tasked with approving planning consents for new developments. This highly innovative project, if funded, will design and build trial heat systems networks in less than 12 months, to prove that British GSHP network technology can be reliably deployed on an industrial scale in the UK. If successful, this new technology can be transferred to other UK cities and overseas markets.
Publications (none)
Final Report (none)
Added to Database 20/08/15