Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Canada: Yukon’s Geothermal Potential Could be More Than 1,700 MW - CanGEA

New comprehensive report outlines geothermal heat and power potential in Yukon (News Release)

The Government of Yukon and the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA) released a report today on the potential for geothermal energy in Yukon.

“Geothermal energy is a clean and sustainable resource that has the potential to generate heat and power while reducing energy costs in Yukon,” Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent said. “This research contributes to the knowledge we need to explore and develop this local renewable resource.”

The Yukon Geothermal Opportunities and Applications Report, researched and written by the CanGEA, addresses the economic, social and environmental feasibility of harnessing renewable geothermal energy for heat and power generation.

According to CanGEA’s report, Yukon’s geothermal potential could be more than 1,700 MW of energy. This is equivalent to 18 times the current energy supplied by Yukon’s renewable electrical system (90 MW).

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