News & Events
Fracking vs. Hydroshearing
CanGEA advocates that 5,000 MW of base load geothermal power could be installed by 2025.
What does this mean for Canada?
Present power export opportunities to the U.S
Generate up to 43,000 GWh/yr (equivalent to the entire BC Hydro system)
Power 5 million households
Solve high energy costs in northern, First Nation and remote communities
Place Canada in the Top 5 geothermal producers in the world
eliminate 25 million tonnes/yr of CO2 (12.5% of Alberta’s 2050 GHG reduction commitment)
Replace the installed coal-fired power plant fleet in Alberta
Replace the coal and natural gas fired power plants in Saskatchewan
Be built with the smallest environmental footprint of any energy source
Create 20,000 construction jobs
Create 8,500 operations & maintenance jobs
Produce $4.4 billion/yr in power sales
Deploy >$25 billion in capital spending
Produce $82.5 billion economic output in supplier industries over 30 years
Be partially developed via pre-existing co-produced fluids from mining and oil and gas activities
Provide at least 15,000 MW (equaling 475 PJ/year) of power plant by-product heat for direct uses
Thousands of MWs of direct use heat available that could be developed independent of power projects.
Geothermal Resource Estimate Maps
© 2016 | Canadian Geothermal Energy Association | All Rights Reserved