2nd Announcement: 2019 Geothermal Systems/Resources in Sedimentary Basins Conference

The Geothermal Energy Research Team at the University of Alberta has announced more details on the 2019 Geothermal Systems/Resources in Sedimentary Basins Conference (GSSB 2019).

Oct. 14-18, 2019

Edmonton, AB

JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District Hotel (Group Rate for attendees offered)

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There will be a field trip October 14th & 15th in the Rocky mountains and short courses October 15th & 18th at the University of Alberta, separate registration for these will be announced this Summer 2019.

The GSSB 2019 Conference registration and abstract submission is now open at www.gssb2019.com. This is a multidisciplinary meeting dedicated to sharing knowledge and insight into the development of geothermal resources in sedimentary basins worldwide. Topics to include: science, geology, engineering, policy, regulation, and social license issues. We ask for participation from academics, government, and industry in all countries, in the form of oral and poster presentations, panel discussions, and field trips. 

GSSB will include showcase exhibition space, if you like further information on participating as an exhibitor or a sponsor please contact Shyra Craig, Geothermal Research Group Outreach Coordinator, at shyra@ualberta.ca

Geothermal Program at GAC-MAC-IAH 2019

GAC-MAC-IAH 2019 is coming up in the next few weeks and there will be a geothermal program for those interested. This includes Geothermal Canada AGM followed by a geothermal pub night (May 13th), a visit of the Laboratoire ouvert de géothermie at INRS (May 14th) and a geothermal seminar organized by UNESCO-IGCP636 group (May 15th). You have until Friday to register for official activities of the GAC-MAC-IAH 2019 conference such as the isotope geochemistry short course and the dinner cruise.

You don’t want to miss this fantastic evening spent all together at a geothermal table cruising the St. Lawrence River.

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.