Our Year in Review

Geothermal Canada is celebrating just over one year since resurrecting our society and we would like to share everything that has happened in 2018 with a brief review. Thank you to all of our members for your support with helping the geothermal industry in Canada grow, expanding research, and growing the geothermal community! 

Aug 2019: ARMA-CUPB International Geothermal Conference in Beijing

The American Rock Mechanics Association, in conjunction with the Petroleum University in Beijing, is organizing a Geothermal Conference in Beijing, China on August 5-8, 2019. 

Abstract submission is open until April 22, 2019.

The theme of the conference is “From conventional hydrothermal systems to enhanced geothermal energy: Technology Sharing with the Oil and Gas Industry”.

Opinion: Canada Must Address Future Energy Storage Needs

As Canada slowly transitions toward a roads-based transportation system that is not based on fossil fuels, we will need far more electrical power, and this means that energy storage needs will also rise.  Where will this additional electrical power at a grid scale come from?  There alternatives, assuming that supply management is not going to be undertaken, to avoid the high prices for the consumer that supply management brings, such as increasing wind, solar, hydro, and/or nuclear, more natural gas combined cycle turbines, and introduction of geothermal.

Geothermal Canada Becomes Partner of Global Geothermal Alliance

Geothermal Canada is very happy to announce the partnership with the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA). The GGA is a platform of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) that serves to encourage dialogue and knowledge sharing to globally increase geothermal production. Geothermal Canada is looking forward to partnering with an organization that shares the goal of supporting geothermal energy development.

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IGA News: Beyond Electricity - Geothermal Energy Development is Picking Up

Photo from www.geothermal-energy.org

Photo from www.geothermal-energy.org

There currently is ongoing and planned development of about 15,000 MW in power generation capacity, which would more than double the current installed capacity. Estimating development over the next 5 year period, the International Geothermal Association (IGA) expects development of around 4,100 MW in capacity, picking up pace compared to the 4,341 MW added in the time period of 2008 to 2018. Key growth markets are Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.

To read the full press release, click here.