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

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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.

IUGG 2019 - Geothermal Symposium

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The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly will take place July 8-18, 2019 in Montreal.

Geothermal Canada would like to bring to your attention the symposium “FROM HIGH TO LOW-ENTHALPY: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY AT WORK” convened by Daniele Pinti (Canada) and co-convened by Clara Castro (USA), Paul Baudron (Canada), and Jasmin Raymond (Canada).

Description:

Geothermal energy is considered a renewable form of energy that can partially fill the increasing human demand. Yet only a few countries, located in high heat flow regions of the Earth can benefit from high-enthalpy resources to produce electricity. However, low to very low enthalpy geothermal resources are increasingly in demand, especially in cold northern countries such as Canada, Norway etc. Here, heat extracted from groundwater can be sufficient for domestic heating/cooling uses, particularly in remote areas. This symposium will be devoted to all aspects of geothermal energy, from exploration to exploitation and tools (geophysics, geochemistry, geology etc.) needed to evaluate the extent of this resource.

A list of all the symposia can be found here.

For those interested in submitting an abstract, the submission deadline is Feb. 18, 2019. More information can be found here.