Tender launched for 3.15MW geothermal electricity plant


The firm aiming to develop deep geothermal power at Redruth in Cornwall has launched a tender for provision of a generating plant of up to 3.15MW.

Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) aims to generate both renewable power and heat from natural heat sources deep underground. The company, which has significant geothermal expertise, believes it can deliver either zero or very low carbon renewable energy from the earth.

GEL believes deep geothermal power also heads off concern from some quarters over landscape blight that has affected government policy support for renewable technologies such as onshore wind.

Decarbonising heat, notes the firm, is also a significant challenge that is yet to be properly addressed.

The United Downs Deep Geothermal Power (UDDGP) project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and, should it be successful, will be the first deep geothermal power project in the UK.

The closing date for the tender is the 6th of April 2018.

Interested in tendering? Request further information and a tender pack from Jonathan Beynon.

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