Groundwater Modelling to Support Ground Source Energy Schemes

Case Study

ESI was commissioned by the Environment Agency, Thames Region, to develop a groundwater model to be used to assess the individual and cumulative impacts of Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) schemes in London.

ESI’s Ground Source Energy Team provided valuable support to both potential developers and regulators of Ground Source Energy Schemes.

 

ESI’s groundwater and thermo geology modelling expertise is in growing demand as the number of Ground Energy systems being installed increases.

 

The need for effective thermal modelling using FEFLOW (finite element code for modelling groundwater and heat transport) and some of our other tools is now recognised in order to assess both the potential for thermal interference and the long term efficiency of installations.

 

ESI was commissioned by the Environment Agency, Thames Region, to develop a groundwater model that can be used to assess the individual and cumulative impacts of Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) schemes in London. The work involved further development of the FEFLOW models that ESI developed for London Underground as part of the Cooling the Tube programme.
ESI took into account information held by the Environment Agency on new and proposed GSHP schemes throughout Central London. The project built on ESI’s work to develop and document a conceptual model of the hydrogeology of the London Basin for the Environment Agency.