Friday, September 29, 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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GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GeoExpo+ | Oct. 1-4 | Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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Monday, September 25
France: Geothermal Energy Developer Increases Investment in Renewables - The proceeds of this bond will be used to finance the Group’s growth in renewable energy or energy efficiency projects.

Netherlands: Geothermal Energy Projects "Reaching a Tipping Point" - The number of geothermal energy projects in the Netherlands is rapidly increasing and the developments seem to be reaching a tipping point.

Global: Free Article from the GRC Bulletin - The Voice of the Geothermal Energy Community - The Bulletin will be available free-of-charge at the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GeoExpo+ from October 1-4 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Tuesday, September 26
USA, California: Project Demonstrating Geothermal Power Generation Using Supercritical Fluids Set to Begin- GreenFire Energy announced today that GreenFire Energy has selected Veizades & Associates to serve as the Project Management team for the world’s first field demonstration of closed-loop geothermal power generation.

Poland: "Enough Geothermal Resources to Meet the Country’s Needs Many Times Over" - Minister - Poland has huge resources of geothermal energy that are waiting to be harnessed, the country’s environment minister said on Tuesday.

Honduras: 35 MW Platanares Geothermal Plant Starts Commercial Operation - Ormat Technologies, Inc. today announced that its 35 MW Platanares geothermal project in Honduras has commenced commercial operation.

Kenya: 105 MW Menengai Geothermal Power Project Faces Delays - Geothermal exploration work at Menengai in Baringo County will take longer than expected due to limited funds, the Energy Regulatory Commission estimates.

Indonesia: Turkish Companies to Develop Aceh Geothermal Power Project - Under the MOU Hitay Holding, as investor and developer, would develop the portfolio of geothermal project for geothermal power plant in Aceh.

USA, New Mexico: Expansion of Dale Burgett Geothermal Plant to Move Forward Next Month - Cyrq announced that the expanded facility, operational in “about a year,” will generate 10 megawatts.

Wednesday, September 27
Abstracts for Geothermal Energy Conference Due October 13, 2017 - SMU Power Plays Conference will be held January 10-11 in Dallas, Texas.

Thursday, September 28
GRC Annual Meeting and GEA GeoExpo+ Starts in Utah, USA - Over 1,000 attendees will gather at the world’s largest annual geothermal energy event, the GRC Annual Meeting and GEA GeoExpo+, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah from October 1-4, 2017.

Indonesia: Star Energy Geothermal Increases Share in Darajat Project - The transaction increases SEGSD's indirect ownership interest in Darajat Geothermal Project Unit 2 and 3 from 95% to 99.75% while SEGSD remains to hold 100% indirect ownership interest in Darajat Geothermal Project Unit 1.

Friday, September 29
United Kingdom: Stoke-on-Trent Geothermal District Heating Project is Underway - A pioneering programme to bring a network of sustainable, low carbon and low cost heat energy to Stoke-on-Trent is underway.

USA: New FERC Rule Could Boost Baseload Electricity Generation - DOE filed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) under the Federal Power Act to enhance grid resilience, directing FERC to "accurately price generation resources necessary to maintain reliability and resiliency."

Finland; 40 MWth Espoo Geothermal District Heating Project Resumes Drilling - The goal is both simple and breathtaking: drill two 7 kilometer wells deep into the granite bedrock, pump water into one of them, let the 115 celsius environment warm the water and push it back out of the second well.

Science & Technology: First Successful Bore Drilling by Electro Impulse Could Boost Geothermal Energy Exploration - Drilling with the electric impulse method could significantly reduce the drilling costs for deep geothermal energy.

GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GeoExpo+ - Geothermal Event! - Just a few days to the Geothermal Energy Event of the Year!

Global: Calendar of Geothermal Energy Events

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