The Fort Nelson First Nation in British Columbia, Canada: the drilling of two full-size geothermal wells in the Clarke Lake field has now been completed.

Clarke Lake Geothermal Project also became “Tu Deh-Kah Geothermal”, which means “water steam”. An indigenous name is a step towards decolonizing the site’s identity and was chosen to represent the traditional Dene territory.

Tu Deh-Kah Geothermal is a state of the art project that will revolutionize the North by creating opportunities for generations to come. Fort Nelson First Nation is pursuing this sustainable energy project to create a vibrant future for our people and our neighbouring communities.

Chief Gale of Fort Nelson First Nation, Chair of Deh Tai LP

Early field results confirm the existence of highly porous rock and high temperatures in the geothermal reservoir of 120 degrees Celsius or more.

The International Geothermal Association is happy to welcome Eavor as a new corporate club member.

Eavor is a technology based Energy company led by a team dedicated to creating a clean, reliable and affordable energy future on a global scale.

Absolutely thrilled to see Eavor joining the global stage and supporting the IGA in its mission: developing geothermal energy anywhere to contribute to a low-carbon and affordable future energy mix. Exciting times to be in geothermal – welcome to the club Eavor!

Marit Brommer, IGA Executive Director

Eavor’s solution (Eavor-Loop™) represents the world’s first truly scalable form of clean, baseload and dispatchable power. As a completely closed-loop system, Eavor has the advantage of no fracking, no GHG emissions, no earthquake risk, no water use, no produced brine or solids, and no aquifer contamination. Eavor instead circulates a benign working fluid which is completely isolated from the environment in a closed-loop, much like a massive subsurface radiator.

Eavor is pleased to align with organizations that continue to bring awareness and shine a light on the geothermal industry.  The IGA is an excellent example of continuing to push the needle forward and Eavor is proud to support

John Redfern, CEO Eavor

Find out more about Eavor and their technolohy here: www.eavor.com

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Support the renewable energy development in the geothermal Indonesian sector today!

The Indonesian Geothermal Association (INAGA) as the premier association for geothermal sector in Indonesia, brings you the 2nd DIIGC 2021 which will be held in conjunction with the 21st Annual Scientific Convention of the Indonesian Geothermal Association (INAGA).

The 2nd Indonesia International Geothermal Convention (DIGC) 2021 will be held on 21 – 24 September 2021 through Zoom Application Platform. This year’s theme is “Advancement Through Creative Technology Innovation”.

To know more about the conference, please visit: www.iigce.com.

Our global network of geothermal leaders keeps on growing! We are delighted to continue working with Orkuveita Reykjavíkur. For the past few years Orkuveita Reykjavíkur has been supporting the vision of the IGA and we are happy to have such a strong partner underpinning our mission.

Orkuveita Reykjavíkur is a power and utility company owned by three municipalities. Through three subsidiaries, resources are utilised in a sustainable and cost-effective manner to serve households, businesses and institutions in accordance with statutory obligations at fair and competitive prices.

Currently, the district heating utilities are the largest geothermal utility operations run by the company.

Read more about the company here: www.or.is

The exploration risk for geothermal wells is high, as the desired flow rates can often not be achieved due to insufficient permeability of the rocks in production horizons. Processes are already known from the oil and gas industry that can in principle be used to increase the permeability of a reservoir.

However, the conditions, which are typical for oil and gas reservoirs, cannot simply be transferred to geothermal reservoirs. These are often formations of hard rock where the water jet technology used in the RJD process has no or too low drilling performance.

In the Micro Turbine Drilling (MTD) project, a method is to be developed with which the permeability can be increased even in very hard production horizons of geothermal wells. The solution is based on the principle of RJD. Preliminary tests carried out with functional prototypes confirm the basic functionality and thus the great potential of the technology.

Find out more here.

Our global network of geothermal leaders keeps on growing! We are delighted to welcome ENEL Green Power as our new corporate club member.

ENEL Green Power drives the shift to a decarbonized society, enabling stakeholders to access renewable energy for sustainable living. ENEL Green Power has plants powered by renewable resources all around the world. The company is working to set new standards in the field of sustainable energy, constantly pushing technological limits and fostering stakeholder awareness.

The company is present in 32 countries across 5 continents and has over 1,200 plants. It has around 49 GW of installed renewable capacity generated from a mix of resources, including wind, solar, hydroelectric and geothermal.

Find out more about the work they do on their website: www.enelgreenpower.com

International Geothermal Association is hapy to announce the new partnership with New Energy for the 8th Geothermal Congress for Latin America & the Caribbean (GEOLAC 2021), taking place September 8-10, 2021.

GEOLAC 2021 arrives at a critical time for the industry – and for the region. What role can geothermal play in re-activating Latin American and Caribbean economies post-Covid and how can it help the region respond to the need to decarbonize? Join us at GEOLAC 2021 as we address the pivotal questions.

All IGA members will receive a special 25% discount when they register for GEOLAC using the code on the last page of registration. To get the IGA code log in to member’s area with your login and password.

To find out more about the event go to: newenergyevents.com/geolac

To register now with 25% discount go to: newenergyevents.com/geolac/attend

ETH Zurich established with the “Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geosciences and Geoenergies” a unique research infrastructure in a tunnel 1.5 kilometres below the Swiss Alps. In the BedrettoLab, ETH Zurich studies in close collaboration with national and international partners questions related to geothermal energy, earthquake physics and the deployment of novel techniques and sensors in these fields.

The BedrettoLab is launching a newsletter, which is available in English. Sign up here to gain exclusive insights and to learn about current developments at the BedrettoLab!

Image credit: Installation of the monitoring sensors. © Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zurich, 2020 (Image: Luxwerk.ch).

More about ETH Zurich: ethz.ch/de.