Potential for deep geothermal energy in Scotland: study volume 2

This independent study investigates the potential for deep geothermal energy in Scotland and the steps necessary for commercialisation.


This report contains the BGS contribution to a collaborative project between AECOM and BGS to produce a qualitative assessment of deep geothermal energy potential in Scotland for the Scottish Government Study (Scottish Government Contract Ref. CR/2011/07) into the Potential for Deep Geothermal Energy in Scotland. BGS was asked to provide the Stage One deliverable "Identifying and assessing geothermal energy potential", comprising an assessment of areas in Scotland most likely to hold deep geothermal resources based on existing geological and geothermal data sets. AECOM undertook the Stage 2 deliverable "Development of Key Policy Options" in which policy options and key actions are identified that the Scottish Government can potentially implement to encourage commercial exploitation of the available geothermal resource.


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