Canadian Energy Podcast Series Episode 1 | Geothermal industry

13 May 2021

Welcome to the Canadian Energy Podcast Series. In this podcast series, we will explore how Canada's energy industry is evolving, the new opportunities that are emerging and assess Canada's position in these markets.

In the first episode of this series, Anthony Merisch, associate at Gowling WLG, Catherine Hickson, the CEO of Alberta No. 1, and host Lorne Rollheiser, partner and head of Gowling WLG's Oil & Gas Group, will discuss the status of the geothermal industry, including current projects and new developments in this area; the future and potential opportunities in geothermal as well as the challenges that need to be addressed to capitalize on these opportunities; and the involvement by government and stakeholders in overcoming these obstacles.

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About Catherine Hickson

Dr. Catherine Hickson, P.Geo., is the CEO of Alberta No. 1, Terrapin Geothermics's signature geothermal energy project and Alberta's first conventional geothermal power and heat facility.

A globally respected geothermal resource development expert and an active agent of change, Dr. Hickson spent 25 years as a research scientist at the Geological Survey of Canada before pursuing a role in the private sector. As the VP Exploration and Chief Geoscientist at Magma Energy Corporation (later to become Alterra Power Corporation), she led greenfield exploration in eight countries, including the discovery of over 300 MW (inferred) of new geothermal resources.

Dr. Hickson now finds herself in the role of “senior disrupter” in Alberta’s renewable energy space. Dr. Hickson is also the Vice President of Geothermal Canada, an organization founded in 1974 to assist Canadians and Canadian companies in the development of geothermal resources nationally and globally.

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