According to an industry study on Alberta’s geothermal potential, the following communities have oil and gas wells with temperatures above 120c and are also within 10kms of a power line or substation. At that temperature and proximity, there is potential to use geothermal capabilities to generate electricity.
* The range in # of wells above is from 1 (Claresholm) to 54 (Hinton).
* The well data used in the study were current to Oct 31, 2016.
* New wells would have been drilled since and are not part of the study.
The wells associated with those communities above are also mapped to Alberta’s Township range system. Each circle below give a sense of where the wells are located. All are along the western side of the province where the wells are the deepest.
To recreate and explore the results, simply go to the associated dashboard (click on the image below) and then select the lower right button called “3. Power Generation within 10kms of Powerline or Substation”.