Thursday, September 29, 2016

Canada: Geothermal Energy Project Advances in Hinton

Town of Hinton Announces Partnership with Epoch Energy (News Release)

The Town of Hinton, Alberta has announced a partnership with Epoch Energy of Calgary, to advance Hinton Geothermal; an innovative district energy heating system leveraging heat energy from deep, hot reservoirs in the Hinton area as well as a future goal of geothermal power generation.

Hinton's location is central to oil and gas exploration, well bore infrastructure, and the requisite geology to be repurposed for geothermal energy-an approach that is creative and novel in its vision.

There are 4000+ wells drilled below 2,500m within a 70km radius of the Town of Hinton, some of which have bottom-hole temperatures higher than 140 degrees Celsius. Through research to-date and general understanding of the region, Hinton is located in a hotspot of geothermal potential from hot water aquifers in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

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