Friday, June 1, 2018

Geothermal Energy News from Around the World

Global Geothermal News - Weekly Update (Geothermal Resources Council)

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

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Monday, May 28

China: Seven Kilometer Deep Well Could Tap Geothermal Energy Resources - Aside from the technical achievement of the drilling itself, the program has highlighted the potential for the Songliao Basin to be a site for deep shale gas extraction or geothermal energy production.

Tuesday, May 29

USA, Utah: Rocky Mountain Power Seeking Cost-Competitive Bids for Geothermal Energy- The company is seeking proposals for 308,000 megawatt hours of power generation, which equates to approximately 40 MW of geothermal capacity or approximately 100 to 126 MW of wind or solar capacity.

Wednesday, May 30

Canada: Geothermal Resource Well Authorizations issued to Canoe Reach Geothermal Project - Borealis Geopower Inc. has plans to drill geothermal wells to produce renewable power and heat.

Kenya: New Substation Enables Geothermal Energy to Power More in Nairobi - The substation, the first of its kind in East and Central Africa, will handle the power coming from the Olkaria Geothermal Power Station and will create an alternative power chain for the city.

Thursday, May 31

New Zealand: Vacancy as Head of Generation at Wairakei Geothermal Site - "In this role you will bring your strategic and operational leadership skills to the fore to deliver safe and efficient operations while focussing on continuous improvement to future proof the site, improve plant reliability and support and enable our people."

Friday, June 1

USA: Trump Administration Overlooks Geothermal Energy in Support of "Fuel on Site and Reliable, Always-on Power" Plants - Trump administration officials who advocate taking action say they want to preserve nuclear and coal-fired plants that have fuel on site and provide reliable, always-on power capable of snapping back after intense storms and emergencies.

USA, Hawaii: Lava Continues to Isolate Puna Geothermal Venture - Vigorous eruption of lava continues from the lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) fissure system in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens.

Global: Calendar of Geothermal Energy Events

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