Carol Linnitt, a journalist from DeSmog Canada, joined CanGEA and its members for the Iceland Market Visit this week. You can read her first article about this event here. The article features interviews with Alison Thompson (CanGEA), Stephen Grasby (NRCan) and Ben Lee (Raven Thermal Systems).
“We have enormous potential for geothermal energy in Canada” Stephen Grasby
“The United States is the number one producer of geothermal energy in the world. Mexico is number four, I want to see Canada up in the top five.” Alison Thompson
“I had a friend go up to the Northwest Territories and pay $16 for a single red pepper. My question is how can we leverage our geothermal resources to address our concerns about food security up north, particularly for First Nations?” Ben Lee
CanGEA's chair, Alison Thompson, has been invited to join Alberta Innovates' board of directors.
The goal of Alberta Innovates is to support the province's projects on economic development and diversification, healthy communities and families, environment and resource stewardship, and job creation.
You can find out more about Alberta Innovates here.
The Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO) has been in touch with CanGEA and recently featured an article about geothermal energy in their monthly magazine IPPSO FACTO. The article covers the geothermal basics, provides details about different geothermal uses and discusses CanGEA's target of 5,000 MW of installed capacity in geothermal power plants in Canada by 2025. You can read the full article here.
CanGEA has recently been featured in a Daily Oil Bulletin article. The article discusses different types of geothermal systems and gives detailed information about the opportunities of repurposing oil/gas wells. You can read the full article here.
The Alberta Electricity System Operator (AESO) is the body responsible for the planning and operation of Alberta's electricity system. They have been tasked with developing and implementing a plan to increase renewable energy capacity in Alberta, consistent with the 2030 target set out in the Provincial Government's Climate Leadership Plan.
AESO rechaed out to stakeholders, including CanGEA, for their input on the structure of Alberta's renewable electricity program. CanGEA sees this as geothermal’s opportunity to become the important part of Alberta’s renewable energy conversation. You can have a look at our submission here.