A Global Snapshot
Geothermal energy uses proven technology, around for over 100 years. Countries like the United States, Iceland, New Zealand, Japan, & Phillippines have incorporated geothermal power into their energy mix.
Existing Geothermal Power Plants
Source: Think GeoEnergy
What is geothermal energy?
Geothermal energy is defined as the natural heat of the Earth. It is one of the cleanest source of energy available on earth. Geothermal energy is abundant, reliable, & nearly inexhaustible making it a sustainable power source. The
heat from deep within the earth’s core can be used to generate electricity by building geothermal power plants.
The interior of Earth contains a massive amount of thermal energy. From the Earth’s surface, the temperature increases the deeper you go.
There are places where the Earth’s heat is closer to surface. Making them accessible with modern drilling technology.
A geothermal power plant takes water from depths of 1-4 km to the surface. In the power plant, the steam will be used to turn a turbine. This turbine generates the electricity.
What makes a successful geothermal power project?
To effectively convert Earth’s heat to power, a geothermal project must have the following criteria met:
Water or steam in the subsurface
This fluid acts as a carrier of the heat
Natural pathways for the fluid to move
Other Uses of Geothermal Energy
Geothermal energy can also be used for the heating and cooling of homes & buildings. Geothermal heating has been used in a variety of applications including district heating systems, greenhouse operations, spas, and more.
Due to the remoteness of the Meager Creek Geothermal Project, we are only looking at power at our lease area.
Geothermal in Canada
In 2012, the Geological Survey of Canada evaluated the geothermal resource potential of our country. They identified several regions that show potential for geothermal power.
The west coast from British Columbia to the Yukon show high temperature areas for power generation.