Shallow geothermal energy mapping undertaken by industry, researchers

Ground Water Canada
September 14, 2017
By Ground Water Canada
Montreal – The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition announced that work has begun to create a detailed resource map of ground thermal conductivity at depths up to 200 metres (650 feet) in one of Canada’s most densely populated areas.

The project team at Quebec’s Institut national de la recherche scientifique is applying original algorithms to vertical geothermal borehole data reported under CGC System Certification, with support from engineering firm SNC-Lavalin and a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the CGC said in a news release.

The project will use interpolation to produce ground thermal conductivity estimates at a range of depths, between boreholes, in an area covering the Montreal–Quebec City corridor. The final product will be made available to researchers and potentially incorporated in the industry’s heat pump system design tool at www.geoanalyser.com.

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