Geologically, Northern Ireland has a high level of geothermal activity with temperatures upwards of 100'C at depths of 3km and below. Extracting such heat creates steam that is used to drive generators that create green electricity.
Geothermal energy provides a source of low carbon, baseload electricity and heat, meaning it is generating 24/7, almost all year round no matter what the weather is like or the time of day. It also requires a much smaller land area per unit of power than almost any other type of energy generation.
Geothermal power production and heating is not new. The UK is a long way behind many other countries around the world who are using geothermal energy to help combat the serious issue of climate change.
Utilising the geothermal resources beneath our feet
24/7 renewable energy production, regardless of the weather
Our consortia brings together leading geothermal experience from across the UK