May 2017

Geothermal Energy (Resource Technology, and Economy)

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Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Geothermal Energy (Resource Technology, and Economy)
Location: Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel and Suites 2402 Hwy 97 North Kelowna, BC V1X 4J1
Presenter: Dr. Mory Ghomshei, P.Eng./P.Geo.
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Credit: 7 Formal Continuing Education (CE) Hours
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: $385.00 + GST = $404.25 until Apr 28, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $465.00 + GST = $488.25

Non-Registrant Price: $465.00 + GST = $488.25

Student Price: $232.50 + GST = $244.13
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Geothermal Energy is the usable energy generated from the heat present or stored in the ground. This one day professional training course will combine theory with practical guidance to improve and enhance your skills in geothermal system design and management.

The course will benefit:

  • Engineers
  • Engineering students
  • Developers and energy administrators
This seminar covers technical, economical, and environmental aspects of geothermal energy projects, including:
  • Different types of geothermal resources (low-grade, medium-grade, and high-grade) and systems (power generation, heating and cooling, and co-generation), and the principles that govern their design, installation, and management. For power generation, “Flash Stream”, “Dry Steam”, and “Binary” resources and technologies will be discussed. As for usable heat, the course will cover, “Direct Use”, and “Geothermal Heat Pumps” (open loop and closed loop) technologies and systems.
  • Appreciation of the unique challenges related to: geothermal system design, installation, and operation, regulations, environmental, and sustainability issues.
  • Understanding the economics involved in the system design, installation, and the operational savings that are achievable. Principles of Life Cycle Analysis and Cash Flow will be discussed on the economic side of geothermal projects, possible water and soil contamination, and air pollution, and prevention and control methods will be discussed on the environmental side.
  • Identifying strategies to enhance the energy efficiency of geothermal installations, and how to use the resource in integrated applications  (e.g., cogeneration of heat and power, and geothermal water desalination).
  • Calculating carbon credits for different types of geothermal resources and systems in different jurisdictions.
The course will also discuss laws and regulations related to geothermal resources, production, and energy sales.


Dr. Mory Ghomshei

Shortly after completing his doctoral studies in France on Geothermics, Mory Ghomshei was invited, in 1984 to work on BC Hydro’s deep geothermal drilling project. He has since worked in Canada and around the world on numerous geothermal exploration, system design, and development projects. Mory is a BCIT Faculty member and an adjunct professor at the Mining Departments of UBC and McGill University, where he has been conducting applied research and teaching courses in mining and sustainable energy systems.

Mory has authored or co-authored over 250 reports (for clients) and 150 publications. He is presently a principal investigator in a number of Canadian and international energy and mining projects (e.g., extraction of heat from abandoned and operating mines, geothermal energy from oil and gas wells, and application of geothermal in deep mine ventilation systems).

Mory has worked as an international consultant (e.g., developed for World Bank, environmental guidelines for geothermal power projects). As a director of North Pacific Geopower (a TSX company) he directed a 40 million dollar geothermal power resource development project. As the manager of CERM3 (at UBC), Mory supervised a $5 million CFI fund developing six research laboratories, including the first Canadian geothermal research centre.

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