Category: Geothermal Energy

Exploring BC’s Geothermal Potential

Posted on June 10th, 2018 by

Along with BC’s active plate tectonics and frequent earthquakes comes an abundance of geothermal activity, typically presenting itself in the form of hot springs. There is an aspect that goes much farther than hot springs, however – the potential for generating significant geothermal power. Mory notes that geothermal energy is being utilized in other countries […] READ MORE

Sustainable Heat Extraction from Abandoned Mine Tunnels: A numerical model

Posted on February 12th, 2018 by

Because abandoned mines are often associated with enduring liabilities, often involving significant costs long after the mine has been decommissioned, capturing usable heat from mine water can help to improve the sustainability of the mine. This extracted heat can then be used as an energy resource for communities living in areas close to the inactive […] READ MORE

Geothermal Options for Remote Canadian Communities: Golden, BC

Posted on February 5th, 2018 by

The town of Golden has a population of roughly 4600 and is located in southeastern British Columbia, 260 km West of Calgary, in the Rocky Mountain Trench. It is situated where the Columbia River and Kicking Horse Rivers meet, and is surrounded by 3 different mountain ranges and 5 National Parks: Yoho National Park, Banff […] READ MORE

Canadian Geothermal Power Prospects

Posted on January 29th, 2018 by

The west coast of Canada is part of the pacific ring of fire, an extremely active tectonic margin that encircles the Pacific Ocean. As the pacific ring is characterized by active volcanic zones, a dozen young volcanic edifices and more than one hundred hot springs are present in British Columbia and the Yukon. These features […] READ MORE

Canadian Geothermal Energy Poised for Takeoff

Posted on January 8th, 2018 by

Geothermal energy is abundant in Canada from coast to coast, particularly in BC and the Yukon; these areas overlie the extremely tectonically active Pacific margin. However, Canada has lagged behind other countries on the Pacific Rim in terms of the development of high temperature geothermal power. The reason for this inactivity can be attributed to […] READ MORE