Friday, July 13, 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, July 9
Canada: Local Group Plans Hot Pool from Valemount Geothermal Resources - If Borealis GeoPower is successful, the company will develop a power plant and provide opportunities for other heat users, but the local Valemount Geothermal Society has something else in mind. The society intends to develop a commercial hot pool.

USA, Hawaii: Ormat Re-Affirms its Commitment to Re-Open Puna Geothermal Venture- has told the 30 full-time workers they will remain on the payroll for at least a year.

Tuesday, July 10

Europe: Miklos Antics is New President of European Geothermal Energy Council - The board meeting unanimously approved the nomination of Miklos Antics, who has been member of the EGEC board since 2004 and has served as EGEC vice-president since 2013.

Austria: Directional Controlled Vertical Geothermal Well to be Drilled up to 2750 Meters- The directional controlled vertical well is planned to be drilled up to a depth of 2610 m to 2750 m in order to exploit the Upper Malm reservoir. The abandonment of the old well TH3 and the conductor installation for the new well have already been performed by Z├╝blin earlier this year.

Wednesday, July 11

Mexico: Possible Geothermal Energy Resource Discovered off Baja California - After searching for more than 10 years, a research team from the Department of Natural Resources at UNAM’s Institute of Geophysics has located a deep-sea deposit containing hydrothermal vents or “sea chimneys” off the southern coast of the Baja California peninsula.

Thursday, July 12

USA: NREL Releases Updated Annual Technology Baseline for Electricity Generation - A key source of reliable electricity generation technology cost and performance data used to support and inform electric sector analysis in the United States.

Djibouti: Lac Assal Geothermal Power Project Goes Ahead - The Horn of African nation now has installed capacity of about 120 megawatts (MW) and the new plant aims to add 50-100 MW when completed.

Croatia: Tender Opened for Operation of Four Geothermal Resources - The object of the tender includes the entire procedure for issuing a licence for the exploration of geothermal waters and the permit for obtaining geothermal waters, the ministry said.

Friday, July 13

Indonesia: GRC Workshop on Integrated Subsurface Analysis to Optimize Decisions in Geothermal Exploration - GRC Workshop Before 6th Indonesia International Geothermal Convention and Exhibition (IIGCE) 3-4 September 2018, Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia.

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