Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy
In a release last week, Canadian firm Epoch Energy Development Inc (Epoch) has announced it will be leading the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study to assess the feasibility of the Geothermal District Energy System in Hinton, Alberta thanks to $1.2 million of joint funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada, the Government of Alberta and Alberta Innovates. We have previously reported on the project.
Within a 70-kilometer radius of the Town of Hinton, there are more than 4,000 wells drilled below 2,500 meters, many which have bottom-hole temperatures higher than 120 degrees Celsius. Through research to-date and general understanding of the region, Hinton is ideally located to tap into the potential from hot production zones in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.