"Geothermal is the only true baseload renewable energy so a country not capitalising on it would be mad." - The New Zealand Herald
On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, CanGEA released its report on Geothermal in BC. This report presents geothermal as an alternative to the controversial Site C hydro dam on the Peace River. A number of false claims have been made regarding BC's geothermal potential and now CanGEA's Chair and Managing Director, Alison Thompson, will be heading to Vancouver to present the facts. Join her for lunch as she provides the basics on BC's geothermal potential as identified in the CanGEA Resource Estimate Maps. All are welcome! If you have an interest in the environment, renewable energy, or energy in BC it is highly recommended that you attend this event!
Special opportunities for the mining sector. During this event, Alison will also discuss how geothermal heat can contribute to the mining industry, by improving economics and reducing environmental impact. Geothermal fluids are utilized globally in various mineral extraction processes, most significantly, the recovery of rare earth minerals from geothermal brines. This process allows the production of "fair trade metals."
2015 Pacific Agriculture Show
"How do we Move the Geothermal Industry Forward?"
Monday, February 23, 2015
Registration to this event includes a copy of our new report "Un-Natural Gas: Alberta's Dirty Substitute for Geothermal".
If you are unable to attend but would still like a copy of this report click here.
*CanGEA and PTAC members receive discounted pricing. Click here to register if you are a member!
Globally, developments for an estimated 18.6 gigawatts of geothermal power are currently underway in 70 countries. That’s a $100-billion investment, say data from Canadian Geothermal Energy Association. - CanGEA featured in The PEG
Have you ever wondered why?
Join CanGEA's chair, Alison Thompson, and policy advisor, Justin Crewson, for a policy talk on kick-starting the industry in Canada. Admission includes a networking coffee break with attendees from our Technology Transfer Workshop with the Oil & Gas Industry.
Please contact us if you have any questions. Click here to register.
Geothermal 101 Coffee Break
Not familiar with the environmental, social and economic benefits of geothermal power, or would like to learn more? Our Geothermal 101 Workshops explain what geothermal energy is, where it comes from, and how it is used in a manner that can be understood by people from many different backgrounds. We also cover geothermal resources and projects in Canada, so you can be aware of what is moving forward and what is hindering the geothermal industry.
The Geothermal 101 Coffee Break meant as an introduction to our Technology Transfer Workshop with the Oil & Gas Industry. If you cannot attend the whole day, but are still interested in geothermal power, join us for this two hour session to learn about geothermal opportunities and mingle with those attending the day-long event.
About the Presenter:
After moving to Calgary and working in the environmental sector, Mr. Dunn got his first taste of what the energy industry was all about. In 2003, Mr. Dunn founded WellDunn Consulting, a geological consulting firm for the oil and gas industry in both conventional and unconventional oil and gas exploration across the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Always pursuing the cutting edge projects, Mr. Dunn worked on many early stage programs from the Bakken in SE Saskatchewan to tight gas plays in NE BC. With a passion for renewable energy, he moved on to work multiple geothermal exploration projects in the US and Canada with some of the first public geothermal companies in Canada.
Mr. Dunn was one of key personnel involved with the resurgence of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA) on the board of directors and as the Outreach Director. His work has helped to establish CanGEA’s education program, helped to promote a national study for geothermal potential in Canada and co-authored many geothermal reports including Geothermal Policy Best Practices (2009). His work with CanGEA, led him to his role as founder and Chief Geologist with Borealis Geopower. He is considered one of the leading experts and pioneers in geothermal energy exploration and development initiatives in Canada. Mr. Dunn supplies both project management and geological expertise for the development of high temperature geothermal energy. Borealis Geopower has multiple ongoing geothermal power projects across Western Canada working to bring the first Geopower projects online.
In his limited spare time, Mr. Dunn is not one to sit around. Mr. Dunn is an active volunteer with Alberta Science Network and he is still actively playing soccer and hockey in his ‘old age’. Mr. Dunn also co-founded the tech startup WaterSeal Technology, which created a revolutionary process that applies a microscopic coating to your electronic devices to protect them from accidental exposure to liquids. During the Calgary Flood of 2013, Mr. Dunn shot out a ‘#yychelps’ tweet from his twitter account (@LoveYourRock) which went viral and then he helped build, the grassroots organization YYCHelps which organized over 100 volunteer projects and registered over 14,000 volunteers.
Mr. Dunn will be delivering a talk on Geopower development, the potential of geothermal power in Canada, and ongoing Borealis Geopower projects.