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.
Government of Alberta announces plan for Provincial geothermal energy policy and legislation
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