GRC Annual Meeting and GEA Geothermal Expo 2014
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Geothermal Resource Development & Canadian Business Opportunities
- Geothermal Resource Development. As a continuation of our Geothermal 101 series, Craig Dunn, chief geologist of Borealis GeoPower, will be presenting on his experience as a geothermal resource developer. There is a myriad of variables to worry about in today's fossil fuel industry; volatile commodity pricing, access to market issues, carbon pricing and social license to name a few. Predicting what will make up profitable energy markets in 5, 10 or 30 years is becoming increasingly difficult. What if the next great energy project is not a fossil fuel project at all?
- Canadian Business Opportunities. CanGEA's chair, Alison Thompson will be providing an in depth overview of all of the geothermal heat and power projects currently taking place in Canada. She will explain what is expected moving forward and how you can get in on the action. With drilling anticipated to commence in British Columbia Saskatchewan and the Yukon Territory, things are really HEATING UP!
Our Lunch & Learn
Turn Up the Heat BC: Coffee Break
What did previous Geothermal 101 participants have to say?
"For me it was perfect"
"Level appropriate and understandable. It was nice Craig made it more of a 201"
"The content was full of relevant facts and experience"
Registration includes a copy of the CanGEA Report:Geothermal Energy: The Renewable and Cost Effective Alternative to Site C, a 60 page report that provides an assessment of what CanGEA believes to be the true value of geothermal resources in British Columbia.
Can't attend but still want the report? It's available here.
Join Chief Geologist of Borealis GeoPower, Craig Dunn, as we explore the Canadian energy industry’s efforts to develop geothermal energy. Craig will discuss his company's ground-breaking field work completed this past summer that proved new exploration techniques from other industries to be valuable. Anders Kruus, a financial specialist will also be presenting.
Borealis GeoPower received an investment of $2.4 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada towards its Optimized Geothermal Exploration Project.
"Borealis GeoPower’s optimized geothermal exploration methodology is a carefully ordered set of processes and technologies that builds up an increasingly accurate picture of a geothermal resource, allowing the drilling of production wells precisely where they have the highest probability of hitting commercially-viable amounts of hot water. The program involves cutting-edge exploration techniques and innovative sub-surfacing reservoir modelling to help reduce the overall risk associated with exploration drilling." - Borealis GeoPower, 2015
British Columbia deserves a clean, emissions-free energy source. You may be unaware of the new information about the feasibility of geothermal power and the capabilities of Canadian developers and service providers. But, we want to let you know how technology transfer opportunities have changed the game and made geothermal projects more favourable than ever!
Come learn about the many economic, environmental, and social benefits of geothermal and how it can change British Columbia's energy landscape.
"Geothermal is the only true baseload renewable energy so a country not capitalising on it would be mad." - The New Zealand Herald
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.
Anders Kruus, MBA, CMA:
Mr. Kruus is a versatile finance professional with more than 20 years of leadership success in corporate finance, investor relations, sales and capital markets. Capital & cash flow-driven, with experience and talents that have repeatedly produced strong results through business planning, process improvement, positive team leadership, leveraging of technology and innovative deal structuring.
He received his MBA from the University of Toronto after completing his degree in Economics and Political Science from Carleton University. Mr. Kruus has industry experience in banking & investments, renewable energy, commercial & residential real estate, and SaaS startups.
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International Direct Use B2B Networking Reception: IEA-GIA Annex VIII Communications Task
Why We Must Always Talk About Heat When Talking About Power
Alison Thompson (CanGEA chair), who serves as the IEA-GIA's Direct Use Annex Communications Task Leader, will begin the reception with a presentation: "Direct Use Geothermal Energy: Why We Must Always Talk About Heat When Talking About Power." Alison will be joined by Dr. Katharina Link of Switzerland who is the Annex Chair.
CanGEA is excited to take a new approach to networking. Along with traditional elements we will be hosting this B2B in a gameshow format. One activity will be "speed dating" with other attendees. This will allow you to interact with the people you want to meet in the room. Not only will you network, but you will build relationships! Pre-registration required to participate in the speed-dating so that we can match you with your networking preferences.
What do we mean by speed dating? We want to make networking more efficient and comfortable for our participants. We will be conducting facilitated matchmaking to ensure that you get to interact with those you want to do business with. We want to save you time and the awkwardness of searching out those you want to connect with. Let us do the work for you!
Are you a Canadian wishing to attend this event? Did you know that you may be eligible for significant subsidies?
Our event is taking place before Women in Geothermal (WinG)'s event, in the same room! If you plan on attending WinG's event - join us and start the party early!
Yukon Geothermal Energy Data Stakeholders Meeting
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Location: Yukon Energy Branch Board Room
*Seating is limited, please contact CanGEA if you are interested in this event as it is by invitation only.
If you would like to read more about the project we are working on visit you can read the press release. You can also learn more from this CBC article that features one of our valued members.
If you are a resident of Northern Canada you can contribute to our project by taking this survey: