Alison Thompson, in her role as director of the industry association, CANGEA, appeared alongside NDP Premier Rachel Notley to share her excitement for the proposed Bill 36: Geothermal Resource Development Act.
The progress we’ve made in developing geothermal resources would not be possible without the oil & gas and mining industries having first spearheaded essential technologies that helped expand our understanding of subsurface geothermal reservoirs.
Progressing geothermal in Alberta and Canada is a valuable employment opportunity to transition highly-skilled out of work Albertans and into clean energy. Moving from a carbon heavy economy towards a more sustainable future is socially and economically beneficial to Albertans.
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Learn more about the Village of Valemount's intention to build a Geothermal District Heating System in the Rocky Mountain Goat's article: Cleaner, Greener and Cheaper: Village to apply to heat buildings with geothermal heat.
In an article featured on CBC News, Borealis CEO and CanGEA Chair, Alison Thompson, speaks about Alberta's renewed commitment to the geothermal energy industry and its ability to draw from Alberta's existing Oil and Gas sector.
"Geothermal is the perfect example of one such bridging opportunity, because it draws on the skills of our people, the potential within the earth, and the aspirations of a low-carbon emissions future."
Read the full article, here.
The Government of Alberta announced that it is set to have discussions with stakeholders and introduce Provincial geothermal legislation this fall. This will create greater policy and regulatory certainty for the geothermal industry, investors, and Albertans.
Borealis CEO and Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA) Chair, Alison Thompson, says:
"The Government of Alberta’s support for the geothermal industry through the introduction of regulations and policies will create new opportunities for the energy sector, while also allowing Alberta to integrate renewable resources into the existing energy industry. CanGEA believes that Alberta has tremendous accessible geothermal resources suitable for district heating and other space heating opportunities spread throughout the province. Some locations can also support electricity projects. CanGEA applauds the Alberta government’s leadership in developing regulations and policies that will allow industry to deliver social, economic, and environmental results to Albertans and all of Canada."
Read more: Government of Alberta Press Release
Borealis projects with Kitselas Geothermal Inc. and the Village of Valemount are proudly featured in a media brief on geothermal energy and its potential in Canada.
Borealis was mentioned in an article discussing the development of the geothermal industry in Canada.
Borealis would like to thank the BC Oil and Gas Commission and the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) for working together to take this step to streamline the geothermal activity permitting process in BC.
In July 2020, Borealis GeoPower’s technical team successfully completed a 3-week magnetotelluric survey at Kitselas Geothermal Inc.'s Lakelse property.
Thoughtful planning, hard work and seamless collaboration made this survey possible, and Borealis GeoPower would like to thank Phoenix Geophysics for their ongoing support.