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CanGEA Special Feature:
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.
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Did you know...
Geothermal is the cleanest source of electricity & heat, using less land and producing fewer emissions than any other energy source
Geothermal power is price competitive, and often lower, than other energy sources
Geothermal power projects create significantly more jobs than comparable large hydro and natural gas fired power plants
Geothermal power is the only renewable base-load option; it also has even higher capacity factors than coal, natural gas, nuclear, and large hydro
Geothermal power facilities produce useful by-product heat that can be integrated with greenhouses, fish farms, and food processing
Geothermal can provide lower cost electricity, heat, and food security to Canada's northern and remote communities
Geothermal resources are found across the country, especially in Western and Northern Canada
Geothermal power plants provide long term cost certainty which helps stabilize electricity rates
With proper heat reservoir management, geothermal power plants can run indefinitely
Canada produces 0MW of geothermal energy, despite having world class geothermal resources
March 20, 2018
CanGEA Members Featured in New Desmog Canada Article, "Why a Small Alberta Oil and Gas Town is Pursuing Geothermal Power."
March 12, 2018
Calling for Paper Abstracts! CanGEA Accepted to Host Session at the Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting and Exposition
February 6, 2018
Exploring the viability of capturing geothermal heat from re-purposed oil and gas wells in Hinton, AB
January 30, 2018
Congratulations to Kate Young on Becoming the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Geothermal Energy Laboratory Program Manager!
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