Geothermal in Australia

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Australia

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Victoria

In Victoria if the geothermal resource is shallower than 1km OR less than 70 Celsius then the land owner owns the resource. See DPI site for more information

Victoria's Geothermal known hotspots. (The below diagram is based on where exploration wells have been drilled. As exploration continues more potential geothermal resource sites are anticipated to be discovered.)

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2008 Acreage Release

One of the most promising sites in Victoria is GEP12/13. Coincidently GEP12/13 is in the La Trobe Valley, near where most of Victoria's brown coal electricity generation plants.

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Links

Victorian Department of Primary Industries Geothermal Energy Resources

Interesting News Story about recent growth of Geothermal in Germany

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