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Mine Water Heating and Cooling: A 21st Century Resource for Decarbonisation

Join BGS, IEA Geothermal and the Department for BEIS for a symposium on mine water geothermal energy.

Event on 10/03/2021 - 11/03/2021
Mine water discharge
Cefn Hengoed Mine water discharge, South Wales. Source: BGS © UKRI

BGS is co-organising a symposium on mine water geothermal energy, in association with IEA Geothermal and the Department for BEIS.  Registration is free and there are 400 spaces available.

Day 1 – Wednesday 10 March

The first day will cover mine water heat and decarbonisation, and experiences of UK mine water heating/cooling schemes followed by a discussion panel and questions. Speakers include David Banks (Holymoor Consultancy Ltd. & University of Glasgow) and Gareth Farr (BGS).

09:00-9:15
Welcome and introduction to the symposium

9:15-10:15
Session 1: Mine water heat and decarbonisation      

Low-carbon heat networks: policy and practice
Brett Hagen & Arran Mornin, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Fessing up. Risks and obstacles to mine water geothermal energy
Dave Banks, Holymoor Consultancy Ltd. & University of Glasgow

How hot are Britains’ coalfields ? mapping temperature across Britain’s’ abandoned coalfields
Gareth Farr, British Geological Survey

10:15-10:30 Coffee/tea

10:30-11:30
Session 2: Experiences of UK mine water heating/cooling schemes

From Venture Pit to Walker Shore, coal and heat and fathoms of core’: Mine water Heat Exploitation in Newcastle/Gateshead
Jonathan Steven, Groundwater & Geothermal Services Ltd.

Is surface subsidence a risk with mine water heat schemes?
Fiona Todd/Chris McDermott, University of Edinburgh

Sustainable energy in the UK Coalfields
Jeremy Crooks, The Coal Authority

1130:1200
Discussion and questions / Close

Day 2 – Thursday 11 March

The second day will cover mine water heating/cooling for local district heating, the future for mine water heating and cooling and a discussion panel and questions.

09:00-9:15
Welcome and introduction to the symposium

9:15-10:15
Session 3: Mine water heat/coolth for local district heating

Thermal mine waters for local authority heat networks
Steven Hayes, Hayes Tec Ltd

The Reutilization of the Dannenbaum Coal Mine; Mine Water for Heating and Cooling of the Redeveloped Commercial Area Mark 51.7 with mine water
Rolf Bracke – Fraunhofer IEG

The Bridgend mine water scheme
Michael Jenkins, Bridgend Council

10:15-10:30 Coffee/tea break

10:30-11:30
Session 4: The future for mine water heating and cooling

The Reutilization of a Small Coal Mine for Mine thermal Energy Storage
Rolf Bracke – Fraunhofer IEG

UK Coal Mines used in a Smart system
Jeremy Crooks, The Coal Authority

Infrastructure and open data for research and innovation in mine water heat and heat storage: the UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow
Alison Monaghan, British Geological Survey

1130:1200
Discussion and questions /12:00 Close

Registration

Please visit the IEA Geothermal website for further information and to register.

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