As opening to its Annual Conference, the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA) opened the Toronto Stock Exchange on September 14, 2011.
With a representation of member companies, board members and presenters of this year’s annual conference, the event highlighted the opportunities for geothermal development in the country.
The conference that started that day was a success and participants enjoyed the networking opportunities, as well as the great setting of the conference at the One King West Hotel in downtown Toronto.
Presentations of the conference covered the value chain of geothermal development, looking at Canadian potential and resources, as well as international development. In a first, a marketing panel looked into the current position of geothermal energy in the media and what possibilities the sector has to market itself. Geothermal drilling and experiences with projects, as well as direct use in Canada were the last topics of Day one that closed with a networking reception.
On day two, the Canadian Geothermal Research Council introduced was introduced, Canadian geothermal policy was discussed and a Swiss utility was showcasing its work on geothermal energy in Switzerland and Germany. Different geothermal power plant technologies were then introduced. The day then closed with an introduction and presentation on the Canadian Geothermal Reporting Code, as well as a view on the current financial markets as it relates to geothermal development.
The presentations of the conference will be made available for purchase on the website of CanGEA at www.cangea.ca