Direct Utilization of Geothermal Energy 2014
CanGEA produced its first document on the direct use applications, or non-electric utilization, of geothermal heat. The purpose of the report is to bring tested, cutting edge, and internationally renowned direct use applications to Canada’s nascent geothermal industry. In 242 pages, the report covers a variety of possible applications including, but not limited to, greenhouses, aquaculture facilities, other food-related applications, district heating systems, pools and spas, and ice and snow melting. There are four sections that offer inspiration and primary instruction on designing and implementing a direct use project. Part I provides an overview of possible direct use applications; Part II outlines project development and design guidelines; Part III displays geothermal resources in Canada; and Part IV discusses direct use applications and opportunities in a Canadian context.