Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Geothermal Country Notes
Canada has significant and widespread geothermal potential for heating and cooling purposes. As of 2005, 36 000 geoexchange units have been installed in Canada, with an estimated installed capacity of 396 MWt, and an energy output of 2 161 TJ in 2005.
A significant example of geothermal technology is the first Deep Lake Water Cooling System installed by Enwave Energy Corporation in Toronto. It has been in operation since 2004, serving several buildings in the city's financial district.
The geography of Canada does not easily lend itself to electricity generated from geothermal resources. There is one small generation project under environmental review in southwest British Columbia.