New CanGEA member, the Valemount Geothermal Society has just received a temporary license of occupation from the land tenures branch with the intention of developing a commercial hot pool. The hot pool will look to utilize the heat from Borealis GeoPower's project currently being developed in Valemount.
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July 8, 2018
CBC is running a series of articles showcasing communities adapting to demographic and other changes. This article features the geothermal heating project being developed in Sussex, NB.
Read the full article here.
July 9, 2018
CanGEA is pleased to announce that our appearance before the Standing Committee on Natural Resources was successful. The Committee was very receptive to the presentation delivered by CanGEA Chair, Alison Thompson.
The topic CanGEA was requested to address was, "the current state and future of national energy data in Canada." CanGEA's responses were focused on the existing gap with regard to geothermal energy data in Canada as well as the absence of federal funding available to support further studies.
May 29, 2018
CanGEA is pleased to announce that the BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) has issued geothermal resource well authorizations to Borealis Geopower Inc. for four thermal gradient wells on its Canoe Reach Geothermal Project, south of Valemount B.C.
Full News Release
Check out this recent article from Folio discussing, "Why the Future of Global Energy is Local." The article is based on the notion put forward by Future Energy Systems Director, Larry Kostiuk that, "No single alternative energy technology is going to reliably meet the energy needs of every society around the world."
The article and coinciding short audio segment emphasize the need to approach energy development based on what a given area has to offer in terms of resources, population, and other influencing factors rather than look to impose a one-size-fits-all energy solution in all jurisdictions. Though this is not a revolutionary way of thinking, it is quite interesting in the context Hinton case study that is used within the article, in which Hinton is highlighted for having switched from being a mining town, to a coal town, to a wood and forest products town, to a natural gas town, and finally Hinton is looking into developing their geothermal resources. The article and audio segment emphasize that throughout these changes, "people innovate along the way," creating new businesses, ideas and ultimately pushing the town (or society as a whole) forward.
Full Article and Audio Segment
March 20, 2018
Member Companies, Borealis GeoPower , Alberta Innovates and Climeon Secure a Deal for Canada's First Geothermal Power Plant
Climeon receives the world’s first order for a geothermal power plant in Canada from Borealis GeoPower with support from Alberta Innovates. The order relates to a demonstration project named Sustainaville, in Valemount, British Columbia. It includes delivery of three 150 kW Climeon modules and is valued at approximately EUR 1 000 000.
The municipality of Valemount is situated near the end of a transmission line. The distributed power production from the Climeon Heat Power solution will contribute to Valemount’s economic development by providing additional energy to the area. Borealis GeoPower has conducted extensive field work and is confident that the Climeon Heat Power system can operate at optimal levels even when there are large variations in flow and temperature.
“Geothermal power is an exciting avenue that offers us so much to explore. By bringing this demonstration of renewable power to our country, we have the opportunity to showcase clean reliable energy generation, supporting the transition away from fossil fuels to more sustainable options. Our government is proud to support Borealis and Climeon to discover how this demonstration project may lead to further geothermal energy deployments that will help our country create a brighter future.”
-The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.
Full News Releases Below:
Borealis News Release & Climeon News Release
April 4, 2018
The Town of Sussex New Brunswick is currently looking into using the heat from a flooded mine. Sussex is now looking at the results of a feasibility study recently conducted to decide on the best solution moving forward.
Awesome to see another place in Canada taking advantage of their geothermal resources!
Full ThinkGeoEnergy article here.
CanGEA Members Featured in New Desmog Canada Article, "Why a Small Alberta Oil and Gas Town is Pursuing Geothermal Power."
Yesterday, CanGEA members the Town of Hinton, the Town of Valemount, and Borealis GeoPower were featured in Desmog Canada's article titled, "Why a Small Alberta Oil and Gas Town is Pursuing Geothermal Power."
Check out the article here!
March 21, 2018
Calling for Paper Abstracts! CanGEA Accepted to Host Session at the Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting and Exposition
CanGEA is excited to announce that we have been accepted to host a session at the 2018 Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) Conference and Exposition in Reno, Nevada. The session title is, "Geothermal Energy in Canada: Existing Projects and Examining the Potential to Use Existing Oil and Gas Wells." Further information about the session, including the abstract, and the GRC Conference can be found here.
Abstracts are currently being accepted for the 2018 GRC Conference. See GRC excerpt below:
"Successful selection to present at the Geothermal Resources Council 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo is prestigious and recognizes the presenter as a top industry expert. International participation is the key to the success of the GRC Annual Meeting technical programs and we encourage geothermal researchers and experts from around the world to submit their work for consideration to be presented at the GRC 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo."
The Abstract submission deadline is Friday, March 30th, 2018.
If you are interested in writing a paper submission for CanGEA's session and have any questions, please contact: email@example.com.
CanGEA would like to formally congratulate Taiwan for turning up the heat on geothermal energy in their country!
Last week, Taiwan successfully brought on 30 Kw of geothermal energy online. The project is an ORC plant in Zhiben, Taidong. In a first step it was installed for power production for the "Rainbow Hotel", after three years the developer finally could install the meter and is now also able to sell the power.
Full News Release
March 5, 2018