Not just academic - Green Rock geothermal energy for The University of Western Australia.

An announcement by Green Rock Energy Limited of Commonwealth Government funding for $7 million under the Geothermal Drilling Program to support a proposed project at The University of Western Australia's Crawley Campus is welcomed by the WA Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA).

An announcement by Green Rock Energy Limited of Commonwealth Government funding for $7 million under the Geothermal Drilling Program to support a proposed project at The University of Western Australia's Crawley Campus is welcomed by the WA Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA).


Green Rock Energy is a leading proponent of geothermal energy in Western Australia.

Managing Director Richard Beresford said "This is a significant step towards funding our proposed project at The University of Western Australia's Crawley Campus where we plan to drill two wells and test the system water flow to prove that commercial quantities of geothermal energy can be delivered from depths of about 3,000 metres. We expect temperatures from these depths to be sufficient to drive an absorption chiller which would supply a significant part of the Campus' chilled water requirements, with substantial reductions in electricity demand."

‘Our economy must move to emissions free energy solutions if we are to create a 21st Century economy in a decarbonised world, and this funding from the Commonwealth will encourage further innovative investment in energy in WA," says Prof Ray Wills, Chief Executive of WA SEA.

‘Western Australia must ramp up use of our massive renewable energy resources and these projects will diversify and grow Western Australia's sources of energy, increase WA's industry base, and create a more robust environment for business and a more sustainable economy for this Century,' says Prof Wills.

‘Geothermal projects will diversify and grow Western Australia's sources of energy, and be part of a renewable energy mix that will increase WA's industry base, and create a more robust environment for business and a more sustainable economy for the State.'


Green Rock Energy and The University of Western Australia are both Members of WA SEA, Australia's largest energy chamber.



WA Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA) Media Release - 24 September 2010


Editors notes:
1. Green Rock ASX announcement http://www.greenrock.com.au/media/2010_09_23___ASX___DRET_GDP_Agreement_Signed.pdf
2. The Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA) is a chamber of enterprises has a growing membership of over 360 industry members from a diversity of businesses. WA SEA is the largest energy industry body in Australia. www.wasea.com.au.
3. WA SEA bringing you the Energising SE Asia Conference 23-26 March 2011, Perth.

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