The further you travel toward the Earth’s core, the hotter it gets. Geothermal power generation passes hot water through an exchanger. This creates steam and drives a turbine to produce power.
Geothermal power is reliable and produces no greenhouse gas emissions, but geothermal power plants can’t be built just anywhere. A reservoir with temperatures above 120°C is needed to proceed with a geothermal power plant. Initial exploration shows the possibility of these reservoirs is greatest in south-east Saskatchewan.
If you’ve ever soaked in a hot spring, you’ve experienced geothermal energy.
Geothermal energy used the earth’s heated core to produce power.
Geothermal energy is a very reliable source of energy.
Geothermal is an expensive power source. This is because drilling and research is needed to create it.
This renewable energy source comes straight from the earth. It causes no emissions and has a small environmental footprint.
There are currently no geothermal power plants in Saskatchewan.
We’ve signed a power purchase agreement with an independent power producer that will allow further research into the potential for Saskatchewan’s first geothermal power project.
Watch the video below to learn more about Geothermal.