Mine Water Energy Expert Group

The mine water energy expert group initiated in 2022 is coordinated by the British Geological Survey with input from industry, universities, Government and environmental regulators. The group aims to use current UK expertise and interest in the field of mine water thermal energy to leverage global collaborations and knowledge sharing.

It developed from the 2021 and 2022 mine water energy symposia coordinated for IEA Geothermal TCP by the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Coal Authority. 

Joining the group

If you would like to contribute to the mine water energy expert group or find out more please email minewaterthermal_iea@bgs.ac.uk

2024 Symposium

The in person mine water energy symposium is being held in Edinburgh, Scotland, 24th and 25th April 2024, with a a field trip to the Glasgow UKGEOS Observatory  scheduled for the 26th April.

Presentations will be available through this link after the event (URL link to presentations)

2023 Symposium

A 2023 mine water energy symposium was held on 19-20th April 2023. 
Presentations are available through this link (URL link to presentations).

Knowledge sharing resources

Case studies of mine water energy schemes
Lanchester Wines – Gateshead (Case Study)
     2023 update on Lanchester Wines including operational, corrosion and deposition information (Hyperlink to document)
Gateshead Energy Company – Innovative mine water heat extension to Gateshead heating network (Case study, Website)
Research facility – UK Geoenergy Observatory, Glasgow  (Case study, Website)
Fraunhofer IEG Bochum, Germany  (Case study, Website)
Heerlen City Cluster based Energy Scheme (Case study, Website)

Other data and information:
– Great Britain – Publicly available Data Listing – Hyperlink to pdf
– North East England – 2023 Paper on Geothermal Wells drilled in the North East of England by Jon Gluyas – Hyperlink to paper
– Compilation of UK Regulations relating to Geothermal Energy utilisation of Coal Mine Workings – Hyperlink to pdf 
– Mine Water Paper Presented at the World Geothermal Congress 2023 – URL to the paper and to the congress presentation.
        Monaghan, A., Jans-Singh, M., Abesser, C., Carey, B., Gonzalez Quiros, A.,
        Global knowledge exchange – Experiences and outputs from the IEA Geothermal Mine Energy Task Force.