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The potential of geothermal energy on Gran Canaria

The potential of geothermal energy on Gran Canaria

The first phase of a study promoted by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria to help understand the geothermal potential of the island suggests the existence of resources capable of generating electricity using heat from below the earth’s crust.

The results mean the study can now move on to the second phase so as to determine where it may be most appropriate to undertake three 2.5-kilometre-deep drilling sites, stage 3,  each aiming to achieve definitive confirmation of the possibilities and if they are technically and economically exploitable resources.

The confirmation would allow this source of clean and constant energy to integrated into the energy mix foreseen by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria as part of their long term goal to stop importing oil and instead generatE electricity from the island’s own natural sources, namely the sun, wind and heat from the earth as the Azores already do.

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