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Table 3 Tabulation of technical potential power by British region, depth slice and temperature range

From: Assessment of the resource base for engineered geothermal systems in Great Britain

  Scotland NE England NW England York & Humb East Mids West Mids Wales E England London SE England SW England
3.5 km depth
Temp °C
 150 0 502 813 57 731 27 0 221 0 106 1413
 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 250 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4.5 km depth
Temp °C
 150 18,334 1802 2898 3053 4322 2595 3822 2105 185 3620 4716
 200 0 436 265 77 213 0 0 0 0 0 1289
 250 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5.5 km depth
Temp °C
 150 23,158 1962 2722 2692 3557 3761 7398 6085 210 6484 5746
 200 1738 878 1758 1998 2637 449 0 437 0 576 2698
 250 0 77 21 0 76 0 0 0 0 0 804
 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6.5 km depth
Temp °C
 150 4204 262 986 270 1282 2081 3573 5180 0 3482 958
 200 23,767 2438 3361 5421 5103 3127 4803 2623 234 4240 7269
 250 1 789 1154 247 617 7 0 0 0 165 2733
 300 0 57 14 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 371
Total 71,202 9203 13,992 13,815 18,589 12,047 19,596 16,651 629 18,673 27,997
  1. British regions are shown in Figure 6. Power contents, in MWe, are binned as ± 25 ˚C around the central temperature, i.e. power contents greater than or equal to 175 ˚C and less than 225 °C are binned as 200 °C. The technical potential power for Great Britain is 222,393 MWe