Wednesday, December 21, 2016

United Kingdom: Stoke District Geothermal Heating Project will Help Poorer Population

Hundreds of council tenants in Hanley and Stoke in line for cheaper heating bills (Stoke Sentinel)

Almost 1,000 council tenants in 13 blocks of flats are in line for cheaper heating bills thanks to geothermal energy.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has identified the high-rise buildings – in Stoke and Hanley – as suitable for connection to its forthcoming £52 million district heat network (DHN).

The DHN, which is due to be operational by 2019, will involve geothermal energy being extracted from deep underground and distributed to homes and businesses via water pipes.

The city council secured £19.75 million from the Government for the DHN project through its City Deal. And private company GT Energy is set to invest millions of pounds into a geothermal plant to power the network on the former Greenhouse 2000 site in Etruria.

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