CanGEA and the Government of Yukon released the Yukon Geothermal Opportunities and Applications Report today.
This report provides information on the economic, social and environmental feasibility of using geothermal energy for heat and power generation.
The geothermal potential of the Yukon implies more than 1,700 MW of indicated resources at a depth of less than 5,000 metres (using a 5% recovery factor). This number rises to approximately 5,000 MW when inferred resources are considered. Approximately 100 MW of low-hanging-fruit resources are available at a depth of less than 2,000 metres.
The report also provides detailed information about 17 Yukon communities and their demographics, infrastructure and geothermal potential. Suitable geothermal direct use applications are discussed and valuable information for community leaders and decision makers is shared.
Additionally, CanGEA released the resource estimate maps separately.
Geothermal energy has the potential to create valuable opportunities for the population of the Yukon and can help to reduce high electricity and heating costs, which are prevalent in remote communities in the Canadian North. Geothermal energy can help fostering energy security, economic growth and sustainable development in one of Canada’s most pristine environments.
You can find the report here.
You can find CanGEA's official publication statement here.
You can find the government's press release here.