Stoke-on-Trent City Council has given planning approval for a ‘deep geothermal’ energy project in the Etruria Valley that will supply zero carbon heat to the city.
The approval was announced by IGas, which wants to revive plans for a heat network and a 14MW deep geothermal project that should see it supply heat to the city of Stoke-on-Trent ciy council on a long-term ‘take or pay’ contract. IGas recently said that it has begun discussions with the council and Engie to deliver the project.
IGas said it “continues to have positive discussions with Government regarding future financial support for this and other geothermal projects”. It is looking at a number of strategic geothermal development locations including Newcastle, Crewe, and Southampton and is working at converting these into a development pipeline of projects, it has reported.
The company acquired the Stoke on Trent project along with geothermal developer, GTE in 2020.