On September 17, 2015, Geoscience BC announced a project that explores geothermal energy opportunities for communities in BC.
The project results were published on June 27, 2016.
During August to December 2016, a follow-up project was completed corresponding with communities that have expressed an interest in learning more.
The results of the follow-up process was completed December 2016.
Why Direct-use Geothermal?
"Direct-use geothermal energy resources are significantly underutilized in BC," said Carlos Salas, Vice President, Energy, at Geoscience BC.
"From this study we found there was a considerable lack of understanding at the community level about the range of direct-use geothermal applications and the necessary steps required to develop local geothermal resources.
The Direct-Use Geothermal Roadmap provides useful information needed by communities to assist them in evaluating, planning and pursuing geothermal projects."
Geothermal Direct-use Applications include:
Heating/Cooling for residential, commercial and industrial processes
Hot Springs, Spas, Swimming Pools, Balnealogy
Aquaculture, Fish Farming
Fruit and Vegetable Drying
Pulp & Paper Mill
Electricity Generation (in-direct use)
Resources in BC
The report was published by:
Tuya Terra Geo Corp. (TTGeo)
Geothermal Management Compancy (GMC) Inc.