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Heat supply potential data from boreholes


Using heat demand data for domestic buildings sourced from the UKERC Energy Data Centre's "Spatio-temporal heat demand for LSOAs in England and Wales", we have identified Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOAs) exhibiting a linear heat density surpassing 2900 kWh/m indicating their potential suitability for a heat network. We have integrated borehole information from the British Geological Survey (BGS) Single Onshore Borehole Index (SOBI), the average thermal conductivity of general soils and rocks, SAP 10.2 annual average temperature on the ground surface, and the average geothermal gradient for council areas in Great Britain. Employing the specific heat extraction rate methodology, and referencing MCS 022 Borehole Heat Exchanger look-up tables, we have generated comprehensive heat supply potential data from boreholes.

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Wu Gao, Cardiff University


Cardiff University

Citation (APA Style 7th Edition):

Wu Gao, Cardiff University (2023). Heat supply potential data from boreholes [Data set]. Cardiff University. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000968

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Data Date Range:

21/11/2023 - 01/01/2053

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Number of Units:

Four .csv files ranging from 18-184 KB each, along with an ArcGIS web map

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565 x LSOAs

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Four .csv files ranging from 18-184 KB each, along with an ArcGIS web map


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