Geoscience BC Releases Comprehensive Guide for BC Communities on Development of Direct-Use Geotherma
Geoscience BC today released its Direct-Use Geothermal Roadmap, a comprehensive guide for communities and businesses to help them evaluate and develop local geothermal energy projects to stimulate economic development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "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." The Direct-Use Geothermal Roadmap contains practical guidelines for communities on geothermal surface exploration, land acquisition and permitting, drilling and testing wells required for the design and development of direct-use geothermal resources in BC.