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Geothermal to heat SK greenhouse


March 4, 2019
By Greenhouse Canada

A new geothermal power facility has been planned near Estevan, SK, and the agricultural sector is proposed to benefit from it.

Led by DEEP Earth Energy Production Corporation, the energy project will open up another source of renewable energy for the province. Using existing drilling technologies from the energy sector, geothermal energy will be used to power homes and businesses year-round. Excess heat, a byproduct of geothermal power generation, will be fed to a 45-acre greenhouse for commercial use.

The five-Megawatt facility is projected to power 5,000 homes, remove the equivalent of 7,400 cars’ worth of emissions from the atmosphere and create 100 new jobs related to construction.

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Drilling started last Novermber 2018 and is estimated to reach 3,500 meters, the longest drilled well in Saskatchewan.

The federal government will contribute $25.6 million to the project, through Natural Resources Canada’s Emerging Renewable Power Program.