CLOSED: Economic Viability of Geothermal Resources in British Columbia


Geoscience BC is pleased to issue this Request for Proposals (RFP) for a study of the Economic Viability of Geothermal Resources in British Columbia.


The objective of this study will be to ultimately deliver an assessment of the economic viability of geothermal energy in the Province of British Columbia for electrical power generation. The electrical power generation component will initially review sites previously studied, the Clarke Lake Gas Field, and areas identified through Provincial referrals for geothermal energy. A Geothermal Development Decision Matrix will then be completed for each of the 18 sites.

Those sites deemed capable of geothermal electrical development will then be assessed for their economic potential. The study should take into account confidence levels in the input data during the volumetric geothermal assessment and explain how this problem was addressed. An economic analysis of each site, for which it is determined enough data is available, will then be completed using the Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model developed by the National Renewable Energy Lab, or another appropriate model, to determine the levelized cost of energy. Two major themes are planned, the data compilation and the technical and economic assessment of those areas deemed favourable. This Request for Proposals (RFP) is focused on data compilation, favourability assessment and economic evaluation of geothermal resources in British Columbia. 

For more details on this RFP and proposal specifications, please download the following RFP documents:

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail no later than 12 pm (Pacific) on Thursday, December 11, 2014. All questions and communication should be directed to Christa Pellett, Project Manager, Geoscience BC.