Phase I: Assessment of Geothermal Resources in Onshore Nova Scotia

Geothermal Final Report

The objective of this project is to: (i) provide a review of the general types of geothermal resources in Nova Scotia (excluding shallow resources utilized by ground-source heat pumps) with reference to key regional, national and global examples; (ii) provide a preliminary evaluation of the potential and favourability for geothermal electricity generation and heat production across the province; (iii) recommend next steps to further de-risk targeted areas; and (iv) describe the economic case for potential geothermal resource exploration and development in the province.

Geothermal Data
Evaluation DUH-EG
Geothermal Gradients
Geothermal Potential of Nova Scotia - 2020.gdb
Geothermal Potential of Nova Scotia - 2020.mxd
Mines Heating-Cooling Capacity
Surface Temperatures


Principal Investigator: Jasmin Raymond, Institut National De La Recherche Scientifique (INRS) and Enki GeoSolutions Inc.

May 15 – November 15, 2020