Friday, June 30, 2017

Geothermal Energy News from Around the World

Global Geothermal News - Weekly Update

A Round-up of this week's geothermal energy news....... 

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Monday, June 26, 2017
Ethiopia: British Company Advances 50 MW Fantale Geothermal Project - Following a positive meeting between Cluff Geothermal and the state power company, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), in Addis Ababa in June 2017, arranged by the British Embassy, Cluff has been given the go ahead to set up a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) kick off meeting.

USA: Geothermal Energy Enjoys Healthy Growth in Generation - Geothermal energy in the USA generated 5,945 megawatt hours in April, up 5.3% over the year. California generated 4,202 MWh an increase of 6%, Nevada 1,355 MWh - increase of 2.9%, Utah 181 MWh - increase of 3.9%, Oregon 85 MWh - up 15.6%, Hawaii 85 MWh - up 11.5%. Idaho - 32 MWh (up 0.5%) and New Mexico - 5 MWh (up 5.6%) round off the list.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
USA: House Energy Spending Bill Readjusts EERE Budget Cut - House appropriators on Tuesday introduced a spending bill for federal energy and water departments that spends $3.65 billion more in 2018 than President Trump requested for the agencies.

Thursday, June 29, 2017
USA, Nevada: Three New Wells at San Emidio II Geothermal Project Tap 320°F Plus Resource - U.S. Geothermal Inc. today announced that it has successfully intersected high temperature resource in the three additional wells drilled in the Southwest Zone of the resource area at its San Emidio II development project in Nevada.

East Africa: Kiwis to Help Establish a New Zealand – Africa Geothermal Facility - The African Union Commission (AUC) and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have signed a Partnership Agreement, providing a framework and basis for the establishment and implementation of the ‘New Zealand – Africa Geothermal Facility’.

Hungary: Invitation to Tender for Concessions for Exploration of Geothermal Energy - The Minister of National Development of Hungary has published invitations to tender for concessions for the exploration, development and exploitation of hydrocarbons, as well as the exploration and exploitation of geothermal energy in the area of Gádoros.

Netherlands: New Football (Soccer!) Stadium to be Powered by Geothermal Energy - However this might sound, architecture of this stadium is the least interesting thing about it, even taking into account the consultation with various supporter groups. By far the most exciting fact is the energy scheme. Located west of the city centre, the new stadium should be the very first major geothermal stadium in the Netherlands and the first one to become energy-neutral.

Friday, June 30, 2017

USA: Six Research Teams Chosen for Geothermal Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Study - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today up to $4 million in funding for six geothermal Deep Direct-Use (DDU) research projects to conduct feasibility studies of large scale, low-temperature deep-well geothermal systems and cascaded surface technologies.

Croatia: Construction Contract Signed for Velika 1 Geothermal Power Plant - Croatian diversified group Djuro Djakovic said on Thursday it has signed a 71.1 million kuna ($10.9 million/9.6 million euro) deal with local energy and construction company Geo-En for the construction of a geothermal power plant near the country's central city of Bjelovar.

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