Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Canada: BC Direct-Use Geothermal Heat Webinar

Webinar - Geothermal: Heating up Rural Economic Development (BC - Economic Development Division)

Tue, Feb 28, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PST

Direct-use geothermal heat resources have the potential to drive rural economic development opportunities and offset greenhouse gas emissions, but are currently underutilized in BC. 

In this webinar, you will be introduced to a project funded by Geoscience BC and the Province of British Columbia that identified and evaluated Direct-use geothermal resources in B.C.

You’ll learn what geothermal energy is and how B.C. communities can evaluate this cost-competitive and sustainable heat source.

Geothermal heat can be used for natural hot spring areas, space conditioning, greenhouses, fish farming, breweries and more.

You’ll also hear from communities of The Xa’xtsa-Douglas First Nation and Valemount, who will share how their communities are currently evaluating and moving forward with geothermal energy opportunities.