|Author(s)||Grobe, M. Richardson, R.J.H. Johnston, K. Quibell, J. Schillereff, H.S. Tsang, B.||Date||2009-07-08|
This report provides a description of activities focused on the importance of geoscience information for the implementation of closed-loop geoexchange systems in Alberta carried out at Alberta Geological Survey in 2007 and 2008.
The report includes
1. a brief introduction into geoexchange technology and the status of the industry in Alberta;
2. an assessment of the value of and need for geoscience information;
3. the results of a thermal conductivity survey, drilling and thermal testing of surficial and shallow bedrock materials in the Edmonton area; and
4. an analysis of the relevance of geology for the operation of a closed-loop geoexchange system.