As coal-fired electric power is phased out in Alberta, geothermal-generated electricity could be the answer. Geothermal research and the development of facilities in many towns and cities across Alberta could lead to an increase in power production and a provide a boost to the economy. Currently there are no commercial geothermal power plants operating in Alberta but the technology it takes to run a geothermal facility is directly transferable to the technologies already used by oil and gas companies. Moving forward, Alberta needs renewable energy in its portfolio, and geothermal resource development does appear to be a very favourable avenue.
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