- PTAC Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada and the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA) invite you to join us us for this informative event, which will focus upon geothermal technology, regulations and legislative developments. Geothermal energy is playing an increasingly important role as a source of renewable energy around the world.In Alberta and Saskatchewan, there is an excellent potential for geothermal energy to be used as both a source of direct heat and as baseload power generation. Adoption of geothermal energy to replace existing power or heat production from carbon-based fuels would help the Alberta Government to achieve its goals of adding 5000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity and having 30% of the province’s electrical load supplied by clean sources of electricity generation.
In addition, utilizing geothermal energy would reduce GHG emissions, contribute to the diversification of the Alberta energy market, and increase innovation in green technology. Not only would a growing geothermal energy industry help Alberta succeed with its Climate Leadership Plan, but it would create jobs for those previously employed in the oil and gas sector as a result of direct resource development, regulatory and production skills transferability between oil and gas and the geothermal industry.
Geoscience assessments in southern Saskatchewan have revealed the presence of a vast, “pancake-like” Hot Sedimentary Aquifer (HSA) at 3,300 metres depth in the Williston Basin. This aquifer has a lateral continuity over 100s of kilometres, is 150 metres thick and has a measured temperature of 120 – 130˚C. Saskatchewan has seen a 16% increase in demand over the past five years. By 2019, provincial power demand will outstrip supply.Another challenge for SaskPower is meeting Federal Greenhouse Gas Emission regulations – a difficult challenge as its electricity generation is dominated by coal-fueled (35%) and natural gas-fueled (40%) plants. In 2015, SaskPower announced that the corporation will meet a 50% renewable target by the year 2030. SaskPower will achieve this by adding geothermal plants, more wind and hydro and introduce solar and biomass projects. Today, renewables represent 1,100 MW of SaskPower’s 4,400 MW provincial capacity. By 2030, the provincial capacity will increase to 7,000 MW of total power generation. That means SaskPower needs to source and interconnect 2,400 MW of new renewable power by 2030, more than doubling the current renewable power in the short course of 13 years.
This Technical Session will highlight existing and future opportunities in support of relevant geothermal technology innovation, and provide insight into some of the work that is currently being undertaken and the opportunities that lie ahead.
8:30 AM – Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM – Keynote Presentation: The Honorable MP Matt Jeneroux
9:20 AM – Terrapin Geothermal: Sean Collins, President.
9:40 AM – Deep Earth Energy Production: Kirsten Marcia, President
10:00 AM – Epoch Energy Development: Lisa Mueller, President & CEO
10:20 AM – Coffee Break
10:40 AM – Stromtech Energy Services: Ben Lee, President & CEO
11:00 AM – Go Productivity: Ken Chapman
11:20 AM – Liz Lappin, E3 Metals Corp.
11:40 AM – Closing Remarks & Adjournment
Pre-Event Fee (before noon September 12)
PTAC Member: Free
Non-Member: $50.oo +GST
PTAC Member: $25.00 +GST
Non-Member: $75.00 +GST
CanGEA members: Please click here to register.