Take part in the deep geothermal project

Let's talk about geothermal power

The United Downs Geothermal Power project (UDDGP) is exploring if geothermal technology can produce commercial energy in the UK. The project will run for three years and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). 

At the University of Plymouth, we're undertaking research relating to the public perception and communication of geothermal power, geothermal technologies and the subsurface environment – and we need your help.

Thinking and talking about geothermal power

"Hello, I’m Dr Hazel Gibson, a researcher of geology and geoscience communication at the University of Plymouth, particularly interested in geothermal power. I am conducting a series of surveys on how we think and talk about geothermal power.

"There will be multiple short surveys and you can pick how many you want to participate in, and whether you want to do them face-to-face or online. I am particularly looking for people who live near the United Downs site in Gwennap (near Redruth), but some surveys will also be for people who live further afield. 

"If you would like to participate or find out more, please email me or leave your contact details in an online form.

"Thank you very much for your help!"

Your opinions on the geothermal project in Cornwall

"I am Francesca Tirotto, a PhD student at the University of Plymouth studying perceptions of geothermal energy from a psychosocial point of view.

"I am conducting a series of focus groups with people living near to the United Downs industrial estate in Gwennap to hear your opinion about the geothermal project that will soon involve your villages. The focus group will involve six people who will all be volunteers from the local area.

"The focus group will take no more than one hour and 30 minutes, and you will need to be over 18 to participate. You can choose between an online discussion or a face to face discussion in your village. The day and time of the interview will be arranged according to your commitments.

"If you would like to participate or find out more, please email me on francesca.tirotto@plymouth.ac.uk.

"Thank you for your collaboration, I look forward to meeting you!"