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. This project has attracted financial support and has entered demonstration phase with commencement of drilling in June 2018.