Project website http://www.geoexchange.org/residential/res_case_bc.htm
General description Heating and cooling a 75,000 ft2 commercial centre,
with 78 condo units.
Geothermal Rights Pamphlet
The Geothermal Resources Act defines a geothermal resource as the
earth's natural heat and all substances that get added value from it.
While there are a number of potential geothermal locations, exploration
projects have focused on the coastal mountains north of Vancouver and
south of Terrace.
To date, the Meager Mountain area is the most significant geothermal
energy discovery in Canada.
Surface property owners do not own underlying geothermal rights.
They are issued after a permittee drills a geothermal well within the
permit area and submits a satisfactory development plan for the location.
While you do not need geothermal rights if the water is less than 80°C
at the surface, you must check on water licensing requirements at the
nearest regional office of the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection.
Water Resource Information
water, report, British Columbia, MTBE, Mackenzie River Basin, Freshwater
Strategy, Environment, Protecting Drinking-Water, drinking water, water
quality, Surveys, air, water quality guidelines, River Basin State.
The Mackenzie River Basin State of the Aquatic Ecosystem Report (SOAER)
is a report prepared by the Mackenzie River Basin Board to inform decision-makers
about the aquatic health and biodiversity of the major rivers found
within the Mackenzie River basin.
MTBE in gasoline improves air quality by reducing benzene and carbon
monoxide emissions, but if spilled or leaked, it can contaminate our
valuable ground water supplies.
This report is one in a series that establishes ambient water quality
guidelines for British Columbia.
The agreement provides for the Nechako Environmental Enhancement Fund.
Our vision is a sustained and healthy water resource.
Geothermal Resources Act - Geothermal Drilling and Production Regulation
http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/reg/G/GeothermalResources/170_83.htm 3 (1) Subject to subsection (2), departure from or variance in a
program of operations approved or prescribed under this regulation shall
not be made without the approval in writing of an officer of the division.
An operator shall retain all cores taken from a well and shall store
them in book fashion in wooden core boxes, accurately labelled on the
body, not on the lid, of each box with the number and interval of the
core, top, bottom and recovery in metres of the core and the name of
the well from which the core was taken.
a permanent record of volumes that are required to fill the hole are
retained and submitted as part of the daily drilling reports.
Geothermal Resources Act - Geothermal Resources Administrative Regulation
http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/reg/G/GeothermalResources/132_83.htm 2 (1) An application for a test hole program authorization shall
be submitted to the division together with the fee shown in Schedule
Notwithstanding subsection (3) where a plan is not yet available, an
officer of the division may allow the drilling of a well to commence
provided that a preliminary survey consisting of aerial photography
or other methods which adequately identify the well position within
a particular quarter unit has been made by a British Columbia Land Surveyor
or other engineer or surveyor satisfactory to the Surveyor General and
is submitted with the application.
For certifying a copy of or extract from a record, $2 for the first
page and 25¢ for each additional page.
BC Hydro - Involvement in Education - Education - 4-7 - Geothermal
Geothermal energy is heat energy that comes from underground.
In some places, the heat from the Earth's interior is close to the surface.
Hot water and steam from underground rise naturally or are brought to
In some places, deposits of steam or hot water lie underground.
In other places, hot magma is close to the surface.
Geothermal energy releases no carbon dioxide and few pollutants compared
to fossil fuels.
Geothermal energy is free once the initial buildings and machinery are
It can be expensive to find areas of hot rock deep underground.
The steam that comes from underground can contain air pollutants and