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Projects: Details for ETI-EN2009
Details for ETI-EN2009
Reference Number ETI-EN2009
Title Feasibility Study of Geological Heat Storage in the UK
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 50%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering) 75%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Buro Happold Ltd
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 19 November 2010
End Date 28 November 2011
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £140,000
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region South West
Programme Energy Storage and Distribution
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Buro Happold Ltd (99.997%)
Other Investigator Project Contact , University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Project Contact , IF Technology Group BV, The Netherlands (0.001%)
Project Contact , British Geological Survey (BGS) - NERC (0.001%)
Web Site
Abstract Heat is the biggest end use of energy in the UK - most of it is used for heating homes and providing hot water. This research project examined the feasibility of capturing large quantities of waste heat from power stations and industrial processes and then storing it underground for later use in homes and offices. It investigated the cost effectiveness and practicalities of storing large quantities of heat for long periods of time to meet a significant proportion of the UKs winter heat demand. It evaluated the practical limits for this type of storage, the technology development needs and where in the country large-scale heat storage could be most effectively exploited. International consulting engineers Buro Happold completed the research project in 2011

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