Geothermal opportunities abound in Alberta – most are already confirmed by existing assets like natural gas wells. Geothermal energy can power community growth, as is being demonstrated by a “Sustainaville” project.
Sustainaville will use geothermal to ‘grow a whole community’ through generating geothermal base load power as well as geothermal heat for diverse uses such as a commercial greenhouse and industrial park operations. Sustainaville is being built with a BC First Nation and Alberta technology to demonstrate the economic and environmental potential of geothermal.
Sustainaville is being built in a BC community, less than 100 kilometers across the Alberta border, and will demonstrate the economic and environmental potential of geothermal energy. This project has attracted financial support and has entered demonstration phase with commencement of drilling in June 2018.