The Scottish Government commissioned AECOM (in collaboration with the British Geological Survey) to carry out a study to identify the next steps that are necessary to take forward the commercialisation of deep geothermal energy in Scotland, comprising the following:
Stage One – assessment of the areas most likely to hold deep geothermal resource based on existing geological data sets, and
Stage Two – Identification of policy options and key actions that the Scottish Government can implement to encourage commercial exploitation of the available geothermal resource, including providing policy options, key actions, and who should be responsible for their implementation.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) undertook stage one in collaboration with AECOM. The resulting report is summarised as a non-technical summary in Section 2 of Volume 1. The full report is contained in Volume 2.