A great article in the Huffington Post which mentions multiple CanGEA members!
The mountain village of Valemount, British Columbia, located along the Rocky Mountain trench is eyeing the nearby Canoe Reach hot springs and looking to create a geothermal industrial park. Borealis Geopower hopes to build a 15-megawatt power plant that will supply power back to the BC Hydro grid. The project also aims to support a whole host of community-led projects which will use the ‘left over’ heat from the power production for direct heat use projects and businesses.
One of CanGEA’s members, Three Ranges Brewery, is already lined up to use this residual geothermal heat from
Borealis’s 15-megawatt power plant.
The Village of Valmont - also a CanGEA member - is grabbing the project with both hands and trying to create a success of it. The villagers are well informed and have established their own Geothermal Committee.
You can read the full article here.