Deep Earth Energy has announced they have started drilling for their geothermal project near Torquay which could pave the way for more projects in the southeast. this has left many feeling optimistic about the economic future of the area. 

"It is great news," shared Jackie Wall, Executive Director with the Estevan Chamber of Commerce. "It's nice to see some new industry and technology. It's not a new way to produce energy but it's new in this area."

"We've met several times with Deep Energy through the economic development committee and saw a presentation made by them and it's a really exciting way to source energy. It's great that they are in this area. Anytime there is new investment within Estevan and area, it's always fantastic."

However, she doesn't feel that this project will be the same job creator that the other power producers are. 

"Obviously in the interim, when you're dealing with construction and getting things set up, yes it will definitely bring some new business as far as employment, unfortunately with geothermal, there isn't a lot of employees needed to produce that kind of energy. But if this initial project gets underway and it's successful, it's very easy to expand."

She added that the project will likely need supplies and materials from local businesses.  

"Anytime we can have any kind of new investment and industry, it is very, very optimistic. We do have all the lines here and all the distribution for power in our area so the more different forms of energy that we can attract here, the better."


More Local News

The EPS Make One Arrest for Assault Last Night

The Estevan Police Service was busy making the rounds last night, The intense hockey game kept most peoples attention for the night however there were a few incidents of note. Sgt.Tyler McMillan.…

Saskatchewan's Population On The Rise

The population in Saskatchewan is on the rise and has been since at least 2007. The population grew by 11,459 people in 2018 to 1,168,423 according to new figures released by Statistics Canada. The…

100 Kids Who Care Growing In Popularity

100 Kids Who Care are stronger together and the children are making a big impact right here in our community. Brooke Spagrud with how the last meeting went, "We had 39 to 40 kids, but one thing we…

Southeast College Holding Speed Networking Event For Students And Business Leaders

The Southeast College is trying something new and holding a speed networking event here in the energy city. It's being billed as an opportunity to meet with local business leaders and work on their…

Rafferty Rumble Gearing Up For Exciting Summer

The Rafferty Rumble is gearing up for a summer of excitement and entertainment. Josh LeBlanc Head Organizer of the Rafferty Rumble, "The Rafferty Rumble will take place from July 26th to the 28th,…

Sidhu Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

Families and friends of the Broncos, most adorned in Broncos jerseys bearing their family names, gathered once again in the makeshift courtroom at the Kerry Vickar Centre in Melfort to learn the fate…

Southeast Cornerstone School Division Underfunded Again in Provincial Budget

Reactions continuing to come in from those impacted by the 2019 Provincial Budget released yesterday. Chief Financial Officer with the Southeast Cornerstone Public School Division Shelley Toth said…

Police Broke Up Some Fights Last Night

The Estevan Police Service had their fair share of fights to break up last night. Police were called to a local business parking lot to a report of a fight between four males and a female. Police…

Roman Catholic School Division Seeks To Grow Truth And Reconciliation

The Holy Family has been committed to growing Truth and Reconciliation within their school division. Superintendent Terry Jordens, "We've been working with Truth and Reconciliation for a number of…

St. Mary's School Celebrates Rock Your Socks

Rock Your Socks is a program that many throughout the Energy City continue to participate in each year, to bring awareness to Down Syndrome Awareness Day. Special Olympics Active Start and… is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide