In a recent interview with Roy Hales of the ECOreport, CanGEA’s Managing Director Alison Thompson and Policy Advisor Justin Crewson discussed the intricacies of developing geothermal in Canada. Many of the topics covered in the interview include:
To listen to the interview, click here.
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“Largely untapped, geothermal energy has the potential to become a major source of renewable energy in Alberta and across Canada. It’s clean, leaves a small environmental footprint, and it works as both a baseload and a dispatchable power supply. That is, once in production, geothermal energy can produce electricity on demand, day or night- unlike the green energy that relies on less predictable patterns of wind and sun.”
APEGA highlights opportunities for the Canadian geothermal energy industry in its Winter Issue this month, stating that the decommissioning of coal plants, the need for local power, and technology transfer opportunities with the oil and gas and mining sectors makes geothermal a solution to a number of its energy needs. Amongst those interviewed include Alison Thompson, Chair of CanGEA and Borealis GeoPower’s Craig Dunn, who speak about opportunities for geothermal power in Canada and the roadmap in getting this power to market.
Dr. Michael Moore, Professor of energy economics at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy rang his belief in geothermal energy audible: “There’s huge potential in Alberta to feed geothermal energy to the power grid, along with solar and wind power. With growing environmental concerns, we must investigate alternatives to fossil fuel,” he says. “Having a diverse system is in everyone’s best interest.”
Read the PEG_Winter2014.
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
11762-106 street NW Edmonton, AB T5G 2R1
January 30, 2014
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
NAIT’s technical training and applied education is designed to meet the demands of Alberta’s industries – graduates have the knowledge and skills employers want.
Craig Dunn will be teaching about the economic benefits of geothermal energy and how it will help these alternative energy students.
About the presenter:
Craig Dunn, P. Geo:
Scientist, entrepreneur and energy fanatic, Craig Dunn is always working hard to be ahead of the curve. Mr.Dunn started WellDunn Consulting, a geological consulting firm for the oil and gas industry, and worked on many of the early stage exploration programs from the Bakken in SE Saskatchewan to tight gas plays in NE BC. He is the founder of tech startup, WaterSeal technology, and amassed and led the YYCHelps volunteer army during the 2013 Calgary flood. As Chief Geologist with Borealis Geopower, he is considered one of the leading experts and pioneers in geothermal energy exploration and development initiatives in Canada. A father of two, he is always thinking of the world that we are leaving for the next generation. @loveyourrock