Media Release: MD of Greenview announces Northwestern Alberta’s First Commercial-Scale Geothermal Facility Project.

For Immediate Release
August 23, 2019

MD of Greenview announces Northwestern Alberta’s First Commercial-Scale Geothermal Facility Project.

From Left; Roger Keglowitsch – PCL, Dale Smith – Reeve, MD of Greenview, Honourable Amarjeet Sohi – Minister of Natural Resources, Sean Collins – Terrapin, Dr, Catherine Hickson – Terrapin

The MD of Greenview Council proudly announces the Greenview Geothermal Power Project to develop Northwestern Alberta’s first commercial-scale geothermal facility. This innovative project includes the construction of a (5 MW net) geothermal power plant and will be located wholly within Greenview in the Gold Creek area, south of Grande Prairie, AB.

The facility, upon completion, will be the first in the province and the first of its kind in Canada.  Generating five megawatts of electricity annually and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 20,000 tonnes per year, Alberta’s first commercial-scale geothermal facility will generate clean energy and create jobs. It will be located close to planned large scale industrial development and will offer its future tenants a renewable energy supply to assist in their electrical needs.

Greenview partnered with Terrapin Geomatics to research and review the viability of the project in 2017. Terrapin, an end-to-end project development and engineering firm, specializes in the identification of latent waste heat recovery opportunities and potential geothermal energy developments in communities through economic analyses, heat assessments, and engineering feasibility studies.

As a result, the project applied for and has been awarded an Emerging Renewable Power Program (ERPP) through Natural Resources Canada for 25.4 million dollars.

This project continues MD of Greenview Councils’ vision to promote and diversify the Municipalities’ economy by including energy generation thru renewable sources to better meet the future needs of residents and industry.  “Greenview is excited to see this Geothermal project move forward in our municipality,” said Reeve, Dale Smith.  “Securing federal funding and building the partnerships necessary to launch this innovative project has been a collaborative effort of many.  On behalf of Greenview Council, and as Reeve, I am pleased to see this ground-breaking, diverse energy source that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and assist our existing and expanding industries to meet their energy demands far into the future.”

 

The Greenview Geothermal project will create long term stable employment, growth, and opportunities for residents, communities and industry in the region.

For more information, please contact Greenview’s Manager Economic Development & Tourism, Kevin Keller at 780.524.7623 or invest@mdgreenview.ab.ca.

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Media Contact:
Stacey Sevilla
Manager, Communications and Marketing
MD of Greenview
780-524-7600
stacey.sevilla@mdgreeview.ab.ca