Qulliq Energy Corporation, in partnership with Respec Inc., is actively involved in groundbreaking research on the feasibility of geothermal energy in Nunavut. The research team spent time in Cambridge Bay and Resolute Bay to assess the potential for geothermal energy to reduce Nunavut’s heavy reliance on diesel. The team found promising results: rock and water formations in the studied areas are capable of generating enough heat to produce electricity. These findings offer an alternative, environmentally friendly energy solution and pose potential benefits for heating homes and promoting sustainable food production in these remote communities. This marks an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to transition Nunavut towards a more sustainable and cost-effective energy future.
Read more about it on the Weather Network website.
Alberta Minister of Environment and Protected Areas, Rebecca Schulz, recently visited Eavor Technologies' groundbreaking geothermal project in Geretsried, Germany. Now operational, the Eavor-Loop™ is expected to provide district heating and electricity to the entire region within four years and could revolutionize the energy sector. Minister Schulz's delegation to Germany aims to promote Alberta as a global hub for clean energy technology, emphasizing how Alberta’s innovative geothermal sector is not only creating local jobs but also contributing to global energy security and emissions reduction.
Learn more about it on the EverythingGP website.
Novus Earth Announces Definitive Agreement on Innovative GeoCEA Project with Freshbay in a Leap Towards Sustainable Agriculture
CanGEA member Novus Earth has joined forces with Freshbay, an innovative agriculture company, in a $29,000,000 CAD agreement to pioneer a Geothermal Controlled Environment Agriculture (GeoCEA) project in Hinton, Alberta. Using vertical farming systems and Novus Earth's geothermal energy solutions, the facility aims to revolutionize indoor farming and produce premium Affinoria Fragaria strawberries year-round. Construction is set to commence later this year, and full operation is expected by Summer 2024.
You can read more about the project on ThinkGeoEnergy.
London Hillyer is Master of Management student at Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, and he is very excited to join the policy team at CanGEA to advocate for geothermal energy development across Canada.
Having worked on several political campaigns over the years as a consultant, Mr. Hillyer is no stranger to advocacy and driving a message. He also has public service experience across federal and provincial offices.
London and his wife, Musfirah, love animals and trying new foods; they hope to have a dog one day and perhaps even a baby – or two. London enjoys playing chess, beer-league ice hockey, and listening to podcasts on a vast array of subjects including geopolitics, mythology, natural health and ancient history.
Women in Geothermal (WING) has opened their Core Values Awards nominations. To nominate someone in the geothermal industry, you must explain, in 500 words or less, how they best represent one of the 4 WING Core Values: Caring, Open, Empowering, and Courageous. Submissions will be accepted from May 1-31, 2023, and the awards will be presented at the 2023 Geothermal Rising Conference.
Learn more and cast your nomination here.
The University of Waterloo has announced it will host a geothermal workshop on July 27 and 28, 2023. The workshop will focus on the developments and activities in all geothermal technologies being used or considered in Canada, focusing on their implementation in remote, isolated, and indigenous communities.
The free event will be hybrid, with both online and in-person options for attendance.
Sign up for the event here.
The International Geothermal Association has announced their newly-elected Board members. The new Board will serve from 2023 to 2026.
The new Board members, in alphabetical order, are:
CanGEA congratulates them and looks forward to their work for the betterment of the industry.
You can read more about the new Board on the IGA website.
Alberta's New Democratic Party (NDP) has included geothermal as part of its campaign platform for the provincial elections on May 29th, 2023. Party leader Rachel Notley is quoted as saying, "Geothermal offers a range of clean technology solutions for today's industrial processes. It's also a potential source of electricity. Geothermal energy is a 'right-now' jobs prospect for those in the skilled trades, information technology and geospatial mapping."
CanGEA is also mentioned on the AB NDP website, including our Alberta Geothermal Policy and Regulatory Frameworks, which we created for AB Bill 36.
You can read the NDP's page on geothermal on the AB NDP website.
Razor Energy and Futera Power will soon start producing geothermal power in Swan Hill, Alberta. CanGEA celebrates this project and its positive reflection on the growing nature of the geothermal energy industry in Canada.
To learn more about the project, visit ThinkGeoEnergy.com.
The government of Alberta has released their 2023-26 budget. The government has declared a focus to encourage and capitalize on emerging opportunities including the development of geothermal energy. We applaud the Government of Alberta’s strong efforts and climate forward thinking.