Barkley Project Group would like to congratulate John Ebell on his recent appointment as Director at Large at Geothermal Canada. Geothermal Canada is a not-for-profit organization committed to advancing science and promoting geothermal research and development in Canada. Although Barkley Project Group has been a member of Geothermal Canada for many years, John will now be more involved in the organization through this capacity.
John Ebell is a Principle and Vice President of Barkley Project Group, leading project management of clean energy development. In more recent years, he has been involved with geothermal research and exploration to support geothermal energy development in Yukon and northern British Columbia. Barkley Project Group’s most recent geothermal achievement was being awarded a permit with Fort Nelson First Nation to evaluate the geothermal potential at Clarke Lake. Depending on the heat of the well, it could produce up to 15MW of electricity!
Geothermal has been making news headlines in British Columbia and across Canada. This permit brings Fort Nelson First Nation one step closer to a 100% community owned geothermal energy facility. Technology in drilling continues to advance and some techniques from the oil and gas industry could translate to geothermal energy production. Read more about the other values geothermal can provide—including providing heat for greenhouses to increase food security. Chief Sharleen Gale of Fort Nelson First Nation’s reflections on Clarke Lake geothermal can be read here.
Barkley Project Group is excited to continue pushing the geothermal industry with John Ebell as a Director at Large for Geothermal Canada.