GreenTech Exchange Vancouver Island ForumiCal Import
- October 25, 2012 5:30 pm
- October 25, 2012 8:30 pm
- Camosun College Campus Centre Building 14 Room 123&124
- 4461 Interurban Rd., Victoria, BC, Canada, V9E 2C1
GeoPower and GeoExchange
How Canada’s Crust can help meet our Power and Demand Side Management Needs
Thursday October 25th, 2012
Registration 5:30 PM, event begins 6:00 PM
Camosun College. 4461 Interurban Rd., Victoria BC V9E 2C1
Campus Centre Building 14, rooms 123 and 124
Recommended parking in lots P2, P5 and P7
As the need for renewable sources of energy continues to grow, geothermal power will be an important part of the picture. Our panel of experts will discuss the potential for geothermal energy in BC and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.
About our Speakers
Dr. Alan Jessop has been a leader in geothermal energy research in Canada for decades. With over 30 years of experience with the Geological Survey of Canada and over 90 published documents in the field of heat flow, applied geothermics, and geothermal energy. The first in Canada to have published research on geothermal energy, Dr. Jessop has the distinction of leading Canada’s only geothermal energy program with the GSC from 1974 to 1986. He is credited with getting geothermal energy some of its first research funding ever. Dr. Jessop’s contribution to geothermal energy research is extensive – even in retirement.
Craig Dunn, Chief Geologist and founding partner of Borealis GeoPower, is a pioneer in geothermal energy exploration and development initiatives in Canada – exploring the potential for GeoPower projects in Alberta, British Columbia and remote northern Communities; their goal- to build the first geothermal power plant in Canada. A passionate nature lover, Mr. Dunn began his career in the field doing exploration for diamonds and environmental audits. In 2003, he established WellDunn Consulting, a geological consulting firm for the oil and gas industry and then went on to work on multiple geothermal exploration projects in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Dunn was one of the key players involved in the resurgence of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA), and co-authored the Geothermal Policy Best Practices in 2009. He is on the board of directors for the Canadian Geothermal Research Council (CanGRC) and continues his research on geothermal exploration and resource potential.
Daniel Booy is a registered professional engineer, has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Victoria and a diploma in mechanical engineering technology from Camosun College. Daniel has worked in the GeoExchange and renewable energy industry since 2001. He has worked with local governments, private sector owners, contractors and post-secondary educators across Canada and the United States to ensure the appropriate design and installation of industrial, commercial and residential renewable energy and water supply systems. Daniel is the owner of Altum Engineering Ltd., who provide design and installation services for the renewable energy and agricultural sectors. Daniel and his family own and operate a small farm, where they strive towards achieving food security and sustainable living. Daniel will introduce the essentials of GeoExchange and will review a number of Vancouver Island GeoExchange projects.