Geothermal Energy harnesses the heat of the Earth. At least two wells into hot rock containing a water reservoir. The water is circulated up through a steam turbine, and then returned to the reservoir. Water may also be injected into a formation of hot, dry rock.
Two of Canada’s leading geothermal companies are based in Alberta.
Deep Dive Analysis of the Best Geothermal Reservoirs for Commercial Development in Alberta, published May 2017, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta
The Canadian Geothermal Energy Association is the collective voice of Canada’s geothermal energy industry with a focus on the power generation from geothermal energy resources and industry-scale direct use. As a non-profit industry association, represents the interests of our member companies with the primary goal of unlocking the country’s tremendous geothermal energy potential.
Terrapin Geothermics is an Alberta based geothermal technology firm that has developed a unique engine capable of converting end of life cycle oil and gas wells from a costly remediation liability into a long-term electricity production asset.
Borealis Geopower is a team comprised of world – class geoscientists, engineers, and project developers, working to enable geothermal power and heat production as a major player in the Canadian energy market.