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CIBSE NE - Minewater Heat Potential

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Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel

Gallowgate

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 4SD

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Mining for Heat

Coal delivered wealth and industrial growth for the UK over several centuries. Today coal is considered a dirty fuel and less is being used to generate electricity. Flooded abandoned coal mines across the UK offer a massive opportunity to supply low carbon heat to former mining areas. Half of UK energy demand is for heat and most is produced by burning gas. Finding low carbon alternatives to heat is essential, to mitigate against climate change and maintain secure energy supplies. Perhaps we can develop the legacy of our abandoned coal mines to meet energy demands of the future.

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Charlotte Adams is Assistant Professor at Durham University. Charlotte has worked in both academia and the renewable energy industry and has undertaken multidisciplinary academic research on decarbonising energy (with a particular emphasis on heat) and water systems since joining Durham University in 2009. Working with abandoned mines, Charlotte has a thorough understanding of the huge geothermal potential of these and other low enthalpy resources in the UK. She manages the BritGeothermal research partnership which is a research collaboration between the universities of Newcastle, Glasgow, Durham and the British Geological Survey. Charlotte is currently collaborating on research into on energy systems integration through the Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) project led by Newcastle University. Under this programme, her work is examining how best to integrate heat into energy systems alongside other energy vectors such as gas and electricity. This work has an emphasis on geothermal and other sources of low grade heat and heat networ

Doors open at 6pm for refreshments and networking. The presentation will start at 6.30pm.

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