Our Chair, Alison Thompson, was recently interviewed by CBC radio about the Yukon project CanGEA has been working on. The end result is to have a geothermal resource favourability map produced for the territory as well as a report detailing costs and projects best suited for individual Yukon communities.
The clip is not available online, but the transcript is below.
A group representing the geo-thermal industry wants to know more about the energy needs of Yukoners. The Canadian Geothermal Energy Association is mapping geothermal resources in the territory. It's also surveying Yukoners about the priorities in their own communities. Alison Thompson is chair and co-founder of the association. She says the more people who complete the survey the more specific the report can be. "The information that we have can be tailored on a community by community basis and we want to make this as actionable and useful as possible and I don't want every chapter to be the same. I do want communities to have some chosen or indicated preference for us to make it more useful to them." Thompson says the report will estimate the megawatt potential of geothermal in each Yukon community. It'll also include estimates of development costs. Thompson says the report is due in March.
Here is the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZJGK5M8