RFP – Geothermal direct use of heat in Nova Scotia, Canada

RFP – Geothermal direct use of heat in Nova Scotia, Canada Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada (source: flickr/ Michael Stokes, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 26 May 2021

A request for proposals has been issued for a study on direct use opportunities in Nova Scotia, economic and technical constraints and opportunities.

The Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) in Nova Scotia Canada, commissioned a Geothermal Phase 1 report on behalf of the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines and the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.

The report demonstrated the province of Nova Scotia’s geothermal resource potential and ranked the favourability for electricity generation and heat production across the province.

Little know, but there are already geothermal direct use examples like heating for an industrial park at Springfield, Nova Scotia, from an abandoned coal mine.

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.

Map of Nova Scotia’s Geothermal Potential (source: OREA)

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.

Source: Oera