Friday, February 28, 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.......

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Monday, February 24
Kenya: Drilling to Resume at Akiira Geothermal after KenGen Geoscientific Surveys - Company - Centum-owned Geothermal Akiira has signed a geo-scientific contract with KenGen on exploration for geothermal resources near Olkaria.

Tuesday, February 25
USA, Nevada: Isaac Angel to Retire as Ormat CEO - Doran Blachar to Succeed - Mr. Isaac Angel has decided to retire from his position as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2020, after six years of successful service to the Company, its employees and its shareholders.

Canada: Excellent Overview of Mount Meager Geothermal Exploration - The data are currently being processed (into projects by three postdoctoral fellows, six doctoral candidates, one master’s candidate, and one undergraduate at universities in Canada) and will be integrated into a new 3-D model of the geothermal and volcanic plumbing system of the Mount Meager complex.

Wednesday, February 26
USA, Nevada: Outgoing Ormat CEO Updates on Geothermal Energy Projects - "We remain on track with our near-term growth, and we plan between 180 and 200 megawatts of geothermal and solar power plant by the end of 2022 from organic growth."

Thursday, February 27
USA, Washington DC: American Energy Innovation Act Would Boost Geothermal Energy Development - The American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA) will modernize domestic energy laws to ensure the United States remains a global energy leader while also strengthening national security, increasing our international competitiveness, and investing in clean energy technologies.

Global: Update of Global Geothermal Alliance Activities - The Geothermal Resources Council is a member of the Global Geothermal Alliance. Presentations and summary of GGA thematic meeting - 12 January 2020.

USA, California: City of Glendale Signs PPA for 15.5 MW Geothermal Power from Open Mountain Energy - The projects, Whitegrass No.1 Geothermal and Star Peak Geothermal, under the management of Open Mountain Energy, LLC located in Nevada, will commence on April 2020 and April 2021 respectively.

Iceland: Landsvirkjun to Provide Geothermal Power to Reykjavík Data Center - The National Power Company of Iceland will deliver 100% certified renewable energy to the high-performance computing data center.

Finland: Opportunity for Geothermal to Provide Sustainable City Heating Solutions for Helsinki - With the aim to find a solution sustainable in the long term, ideas presented must not rely on fossil fuel or biomass fired heating.

Friday, February 28
Ethiopia: Toshiba to Supply 5 MW Geothermal Wellhead Plant at Aluto Langano - Aluto Langano Geothermal Wellhead Power System is a 5 MW small scale geothermal power plant where EEP plans to commence commercial operations in August 2021.

Policy: How to Reform Geothermal Policy - Clearpath - Reorient and bolster geothermal research, development, and demonstrations; Streamline permitting and regulatory requirements to reduce costs and increase installed geothermal capacity; Improve stakeholder collaboration and knowledge sharing between relevant industries; Geothermal energy should be incentivized to encourage further investment and development.

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