Enhanced Geothermal Systems Project

The Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) project explores the potential for a Canadian breakthrough in geothermal. The EGS project aims to build momentum around the opportunity for Canada to become the global leader in deep EGS. Cascade Institute research will target key uncertainties impeding investment in R&D. Specifically, researchers are investigating the core R&D challenge for deep EGS: cost-effective (and low carbon) deep drilling through hard (igneous and metamorphic) rock.

Working with industry, policy makers, academia, and civil society groups, the EGS project seeks to build a Community of Intent to bring EGS to the centre of the Canadian conversation around the net zero electricity gap.

Stay tuned for updates in fall 2021.