Energy & Power
Yukon geothermal energy exploration project getting under way
By Anthony Capkun
September 20, 2013 – A Yukon geothermal energy exploration project is getting under way thanks to $248,940 in partnership funding from Yukon Energy Corp., Yukon Electrical Company, the Kaska Nation and the Yukon Government, as well as CanNor (Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency).
CanNor’s investment of over $124,000 will support geological exploration within two areas that are thought to potentially have near-surface geothermal resources. The resource potential in the Ross River and Watson Lake regions was first identified in 2011 during clean energy inventory work co-funded by CanNor and the Kaska Nation.
This new project is divided into two phases. Phase 1 involves data collection, mapping and fieldwork to assess historic drill holes for geothermal testing. Once completed, Phase 2 will involve field exploration, including temperature profiling and geophysical surveying.