Who we are?
Who is the Host of the Canadian Geothermal Summit 2020?
The University of Alberta has been one of Canada’s leading authorities on geothermal energy research for more than three decades. Currently, we are the only university in Canada
with a research group focused exclusively on geothermal energy sciences. Our research group consists of experts in many fields related to geothermal energy exploration; development and operations, including hydrogeologists; reservoir geologists geophysicists; engineers; economists
and social scientists.
Our research is focused both on incremental innovations that will allow the immediate exploitation of easily accessible geothermal resources in Western Canada and the development of transformative/disruptive technologies designed to make geothermics a globally dominant form of renewable energy for the 21st Century. We work closely with industry partners, all levels of government and a myriad of
funding organizations to achieve an informed, unified approach towards bringing geothermal energy to Canada.
To connect academia, industry, and government with innovative geothermal energy research for Western Canada and the public-at-large.
To inform municipalities, industries, public policymakers and energy consumers about the feasibility of using geothermal energy as a renewable resources in their local areas.
To assist in the commercialization of geothermal power in Western Canada through strategic public investment in pilot-scale projects.
To support the growth of a robust Canadian geothermal industry through cutting edge in research in all phases of geothermal energy production