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Geothermal power set to rise in Canada

Technology capable of generating power from lower water temperatures is opening up substantial potential

Canada has long trailed other countries on geothermal energy, despite tremendous potential on the seismically active west coast and sedimentary basin stretching from British Columbia to Manitoba. In fact, it is the only country bordering the Ring of Fire—the horseshoe-shaped geological area on the edges of the Pacific Ocean that triggers many of our planet’s most extreme earthquakes and volcanoes—to not have a commercial-scale geothermal power plant in operation. But this is about to change, with a project by Deep Earth Energy Production (Deep) in southeastern Saskatchewan—c.1,000km inland from the west coast—nearing commercialisation. In addition, Calgary-based Eavor Technologies is well

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