On July 22, 2013, the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA) released the “Geothermal Technology Roadmap: Global Best Practices Summary – Exploration through Generation”. The report outlines aspects of geothermal energy development, including: exploration, reservoir modeling, drilling, stimulation and completions, power conversion and the direct use of heat.
The report is available for download via our Reports page.
The “Geothermal Technology Roadmap: Global Best Practices Summary – Exploration through Generation” reviews what other leading nations and agencies have already published and thus informs our target audience, geothermal developers and investors, of the state-of–the-art technologies and techniques in the industry and enables them to consider applications to their own projects. For technology providers, this report will inform research and business plans by discovering what priority areas of research still remain unsolved and by identifying step-out applications for the markets they currently serve. Further, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are of special importance when considering the audience, as these organizations most often lack the internal resources to accumulate the type of information presented in this Geothermal Best Practices Summary in a comprehensive manner.
The “Geothermal Technology Roadmap: Global Best Practices Summary – Exploration through Generation” is part of a larger initiative, known as the Canadian Geothermal Technology Roadmap & Implementation Plan (TRM&IP), that intends to identify, address and remove roadblocks to the development of the geothermal energy industry in Canada. The Canadian Geothermal TRM&IP body of work is supported financially by Natural Resources Canada (CanMET Energy).
The report was developed with generous support from The National Research Council (Industrial Research Assistance Program). The primary author of the report was Tim Thompson of Borealis GeoPower Inc., and the principal technical peer review was conducted by Dr. Graeme Beardsmore of Hot Dry Rocks Pty Ltd (Australia).