Queensland has good potential to develop geothermal energy resources, with significant resources of hot dry rocks.
The Queensland Government's recently completed Coastal Geothermal Energy Initiative investigated sources of hot rocks for geothermal energy close to existing transmission lines.
A regional-scale drilling program identified regions with possible geothermal energy potential in the Millungera, Nambour-Maryborough, Surat and Hillsborough basins.
Coastal Geothermal Energy Initiative report
Download the full report – Queensland Geology 14: An assessment of the geothermal energy potential of northern and eastern Queensland – free from the GSQ Open Data Portal.
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- Queensland exploration and investment resource package is a comprehensive guide for potential explorers and investors. For a free copy, contact the Geological Survey of Queensland.
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- Last reviewed: 27 Oct 2020
- Last updated: 27 Oct 2020