Friday, January 11, 2019

Geothermal Energy News from Around the World

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

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Monday, January 7

USA: Geothermal Energy Competition for High School and University Teams Announced- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in partnership with the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), invites both high school and university (undergraduate & graduate) teams to explore the future of geothermal energy and visualize the world of geothermal energy by participating in the 2019 Geothermal Design Challenge™.

Tuesday, January 8
United Kingdom: Bath Abbey Geothermal Heating Project Gets Underway - When harnessed and converted, the abbey says it could potentially produce 1.5 MW of continuous energy to support a 200 kW ground-source heat pump system.

Tanzania: Government Helps Fund 200 MW Lake Ngozi Geothermal Power Project - The government of Tanzania has set aside US $8.7m in the 2018/ 2019 fiscal year for the Lake Ngozi geothermal project in Mbeya region.

Wednesday, January 9
Science & Technology: New Research Suggests Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field is a Fossil System - Extensive noble gas survey was carried out in the Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field. 3He/4He indicates magmatic and old sedimentary fluids, with little recharge. Cl, Br, and U-Th/He fluid ages suggest that old fluids are connate seawater. Stable isotopes and halogens indicate a third old groundwater from shallower aquifers. Active modern recharge is limited, indicating Cerro Prieto is a fossil geothermal system.

United Arab Emirates: Global Geothermal Alliance to Meet in Abu Dhabi on Saturday - A meeting of the Global Geothermal Alliance will take place in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, 12 January 2019, from 13:15 to 14:15.

USA, California: Geothermal Resources Council Submits Comments to the California Public Utilities Commission - Comments of the Geothermal Resource Council in response to administrative law judge ruling seeking comments on inputs and assumptions for development of the 2019-2020 reference system plan.

Philippines: Geothermal Energy Companies Join Forces - AC Energy, Inc. is taking control of Phinma Energy Corp. through a “mutually strategic agreement” that gives the Ayala-led company a 51.48% stake in the listed energy firm for P3.42 billion.

Friday, January 11
Canada: Prime Minister Announces Funding for DEEP Geothermal Power Project - The federal government will provide $25.6 million in funding for a five Megawatt facility at the DEEP Earth Energy Production Corporation and will be the first of its kind in Canada. The project is expected to cost $51.3 million.

Morocco: Geothermal Potential Assessment of North Eastern Morocco - Under the Project Geothermal Potential Assessment of Northern East Morocco, Gesto (HQ is in Alg├ęs, Portugal) has published the poster “Road Map for Geothermal Exploration and Exploitation” that summarizes the strategy for development of geothermal power in an area of more than 60,000 km2.

Philippines: AP Renewables Inc. to Supply Geothermal Power to Local Business - The power supply is sourced from AboitizPower’s geothermal plants under AP Renewables Inc. (APRI), which has facilities in Tiwi, Albay; Bay and Calauan, Laguna; and Sto. Tomas, Batangas.


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