Geothermal is emission-free energy that is
extracted from the Earth’s natural, stored heat.
It is one of the few energy sources that is
available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
and has the potential to solve Australia’s future
Three types of geothermal energy are under development in Australia:
- Hot Rock (or Enhanced Geothermal Systems / EGS) geothermal energy.
- Hot Sedimentary Aquifer (HSA) geothermal energy
- Direct heat projects
The Australian geothermal industry is growing rapidly with almost 400 geothermal tenements nationwide and around $1.5 billion in work programs underway.
Geoscience Australia estimates that by exploiting just 1% of the geothermal heat resource within the top 5 kms of the Earth’s crust we could provide 26,000 times our annual energy consumption.Learn more about this exciting energy source
Attend the World Geothermal Congress in Melbourne in 2015.