A recent Geothermal Phase 1 report commissioned by OERA on behalf of the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines and the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture demonstrated Nova Scotia’s geothermal resource potential and ranked the favourability for electricity generation and heat production across the province. As a next step to the Phase 1 report, the province is interested in the costs and economic outcomes of using mid-depth, direct use of heat for industrial activities in Nova Scotia. Such activities could include agriculture uses (e.g., greenhouses), aquaculture uses (e.g., onshore fish farms), industrial parks, universities, hospitals or other. The objective of this study is to help Nova Scotians understand the costs of typical direct use of heat geothermal projects that could be constructed in the province. The work will investigate the economic and technical constraints and opportunities and help identify where more information is needed to realize Nova Scotia’s geothermal potential.
For more information and details on how to submit a proposal, please refer to the below PDF.