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TitleGeothermal resource potential of the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt, southwestern British Columbia (part of NTS 092J) - phase 2
AuthorGrasby, S EORCID logo; Calahorrano-Di Patre, A; Chen, ZORCID logo; Dettmer, J; Gilbert, H; Hanneson, C; Harris, M; Leiter, S; Liu, JORCID logo; Muhammad, M; Russell, K; Unsworth, M J; Williams-Jones, G; Yuan, WORCID logo
SourceGeoscience BC, Report 2021 p. 75-80 Open Access logo Open Access
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20210397
PublisherGeoscience BC
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Geothermal resource potential of the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt, southwestern British Columbia (part of NTS 092J)
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia
NTS92J/05; 92J/06; 92J/11; 92J/12; 92J/13; 92J/14
AreaMount Meager
Lat/Long WENS-123.8150 -123.2817 50.7522 50.4617
Subjectsgeophysics; hydrogeology; structural geology; Science and Technology; Nature and Environment; energy resources; geothermal energy; geothermal resources; geothermal potential; volcanoes; groundwater temperatures; groundwater flow; flow rates; permeability; geophysical surveys; seismic surveys, ground; magnetotelluric surveys; gravity surveys, ground; bedrock geology; structural features; fractures; thermal springs; hot springs geochemistry; Garibaldi Volcanic Belt; Renewable energy
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs
ProgramEnergy Geoscience Geothermal Energy
Released2021 01 01
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Canada has committed to a target of net-zero emissions by 2050. This requires a significant increase in renewable energy supply for heating and electrical generation. Most renewables, though, have intermittent supply (e.g., wind, solar) that requires storage solutions to be integrated into existing energy grids. Compared to other renewables, geothermal energy has numerous advantages: its low environmental footprint, its ability to provide a stable baseload-power supply and the fact that it is dispatchable (capable of quickly ramping up and down to adjust to demand). Driven at the time by concerns over energy security, the Geological Survey of Canada ran a Geothermal Energy Program from 1975 to 1985 that provided the first insight into geothermal energy potential in Canada (Jessop, 2008; Grasby et al., 2011). This program included highlighting the high-temperature resource potential of volcanic belts in western Canada (Yukon and British Columbia [BC]).

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