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United Downs Project Update
The speaker will be Mr Peter Ledingham, Project Manager of United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project (UDDGPP). Peter Ledingham graduated in mining engineering from Camborne School of Mines in 1980 and worked until 1986 on the Hot Dry Rock geothermal research programme managed by CSM. He was a founder member of GeoScience Ltd and has worked for them ever since on a variety of geothermal and deep site investigation projects around the world. He has been the Managing Director since 2014. He is also a Director of Geothermal Engineering Ltd and Project Manager of the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project.
The talk will provide a detailed explanation of, and progress update for, the United Downs project which is to explore the feasibility and viability of using deep wells drilled into a major fault zone some 800m to the southwest of the United Downs site, and estimated to be around 300m wide, to produce geothermal energy. Extracted heat will be used to supply a demonstration power plant. This will be an extremely interesting talk for everyone, members and non-members, and irrespective of prior knowledge or experience of the subject.