Friday, February 14, 2020

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.......

Click on the links below
to view the whole story and other news on Global Geothermal News.

Monday, February 10
Global: GRC Announces Funding for Geothermal Marketing and Public Relations Campaign - The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) announces funding investment for a marketing/public relations campaign to drive awareness of Geothermal Energy and its potential throughout society.

New Zealand: Drilling of First Four Wells at Tauhara Geothermal Project Scheduled to Continue until April - A highlight of the results is investment in geothermal appraisal wells and strong competitive interest from construction partners, in advance of a final investment decision for Tauhara.

Iceland: Invitation to a Hackathon After World Geothermal Congress - Sat, May 2, 2020. 8 am. - Sun, May 3, 2020. 6 pm. IÐNÓ, Vonarstræti 3, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Tuesday, February 11
USA, Utah: Soda Lake Geothermal Power Plant to Power University of Utah - In a landmark energy deal, the U. has agreed to buy some of its power from a geothermal plant. And with it, the school will now get more than 50% of its electricity through renewable sources.

Climate Change: Carbon Dioxide Emissions Stopped Growing in 2019, Thanks to Renewable Energy - IEA - This was primarily due to declining emissions from electricity generation in advanced economies, thanks to the expanding role of renewable sources (mainly wind and solar), fuel switching from coal to natural gas, and higher nuclear power generation.

Global: Free Article from the GRC Bulletin - The Vikings and Geothermal Iceland - This brand new article looks at why and when did the Vikings come to Iceland—the land of fumaroles, geysers, thermal waters, and volcanic eruptions. And what happened next? It’s quite a story. This is our gift for anyone going to the World Geothermal Congress 2020 in Reykjavík. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 12
United Kingdom: United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project Gets Investment Boost - Renewable energy investment company, Thrive Renewables, based in Bristol, England, today announces plans to invest up to £6.5 million in the UK’s first geothermal power plant being developed by Geothermal Engineering Ltd.

USA, Washington D.C.: Hearing on Advanced Geothermal Research and Development Act - Comments on H.R. 5374 starts at minute 53:59 and ends at 1:07:09.

Thursday, February 13
USA: 2020 Promises to be an Exceptional Year for Geothermal “on the Hill” - Volume 49, No. 1 of the internationally-renowned geothermal energy magazine is now available - for GRC. Members only. Here is a free excerpt from the Executive Director of the GRC.

Science & Technology: Geothermal Drilling in Search of Supercritical Fluids - Looking for the Eureka Moment - An engineering team bored 2 miles into hot rock without causing major earthquakes—a good sign for harnessing the Earth's heat as a power source.

Kenya: Kengen Extends Tender Deadline to Build 140 MW Geothermal Power Plant at Olkaria - Request for Qualifications of Bidders for the Financing, Design, Supply, Construction, Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance of the 140MW Olkaria PPP Geothermal Power Project Located at Olkaria, Nakuru County on a Build, Own, Operate, Transfer (BOOT) Basis.

USA: No Major U.S. Geothermal Plant was Commissioned in 2019 - Factbook - One geothermal plant currently sits in the EIA build queue. The 25 MW summer capacity Dixie Valley Power Partnership is currently slated to come online in Nevada in 2020.

Friday, February 14
Science & Technology: Researchers Determine Potential for Occurrence of M > 2.0 Seismicity for Geothermal Operations in Sandstone Target Formations in the Netherlands is Low - The potential for induced seismicity may be moderate for operations in faulted carbonate rocks.

Netherlands: Employment Opportunity as Experimental Engineer in Geothermal Energy - As an experimental engineer at TNO Applied Geosciences (AGS) you will focus on the execution of large-scale experiments for a variety of subsurface energy domains (such as geothermal, carbon storage, storage and oil and gas), particularly around well issues.

Become a Member of the Geothermal Resources Council -
Support your geothermal energy association!

The GRC is a non-profit professional association that relies on support from generous people like you. Any amount is welcome and any support is appreciated.

Get your geothermal energy news delivered to your email inbox.
Subscribe to Global Geothermal News and receive an email summary of the day's news, every day.