The Queensland Government has announced the latest successful tenderers for 13 new areas of geothermal exploration in the State.
Geothermal, or ‘hot rocks’ energy is produced from heat generated and captured from deep inside the earth.
The latest tenderers will have to undertake a native title process before a geothermal exploration permit can be granted.
The preferred tenderers for the latest round are:
Area name – Company
Warm/Hot – Hot Rock Ltd
Innot – Gradient Energy Australia Pty Ltd
Karumba 1 – Terra Estus Resources Pty Limited
Karumba 2 – Terra Estus Resources Pty Limited
Karumba 3 – Terra Estus Resources Pty Limited
Toobra – Clean Energy Australasia Pty Ltd
Carcoory 1 – Earth Solar Power Pty Ltd
Carcoory 2 – Earth Solar Power Pty Ltd
Carcoory 3 – Earth Solar Power Pty Ltd
Nappamerri 1 – Icon Energy Limited
Nappamerri 2 – Icon Energy Limited
The Queensland granted its first exploration permit for geothermal to Granite Power Limited earlier this month (May 2) in the Gladstone area.
Note – An electronic copy of the map of the 13 areas is available from the Government.