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Former Estevan resident Kirsten Marcia earns prestigious honour for her work on geothermal project

SASKATOON - DEEP Earth Energy Production Corp.
Kirsten Marcia
Deep Earth Energy Production Corp. president and CEO Kirsten Marcia

SASKATOON - DEEP Earth Energy Production Corp. is pleased to announce that former Estevan resident Kirsten Marcia, who is DEEP’s president and CEO, has earned the 2022 Canada’s Clean50 award for her leadership in the category of Renewable Energy.

Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize those 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years.

“I am really honoured and humbled to be recognized for this award,” said Marcia. “This recognition is a clear testament of the efforts made by our entire team, as together we work to ensure that DEEP is Canada’s premier geothermal energy company, we’re helping diversify Canada’s energy portfolio while supporting regional economic development in rural Saskatchewan.”

Drilling is currently underway on the Border-6 stratigraphic test well outside of Torquay.

“The process to narrow down to just 50 Honourees this year was extremely difficult for reviewers – we had a record number of nominees. The great news is that there are many wonderful and committed leaders in organizations across Canada, working in many different fields, who are concerned about the course of Canada’s future if we don’t all take action quickly,” said Gavin Pitchford, CEO, Delta Management Group.

“These individuals are rarely waiting for regulations to drive their organizations forward – but are leading by example and strategically harnessing sustainability as a force for innovation within their organizations. The individuals we chose for the Clean50 this year are true leaders, and should be an inspiration for all Canadians.”

“Grid scale geothermal energy consists of underground reservoirs of steam and hot water deep below the surface that can be tapped to generate electricity for heating and cooling of buildings up on the surface – and then sent back to the source,” added Gavin Pitchford. “Kirsten, a professional geoscientist, and a resource entrepreneur is developing these resources to meet Canada’s increasing energy needs with sustainable, clean and renewable energy. DEEP is in the process of developing the first geothermal plant in Canada which will contribute to Canada’s advancement in renewable energy. The result of Kirsten’s vision will be 100 MW of baseload power captured through five identical 20 MW facilities – and a lot of jobs in Saskatchewan and Alberta’s burgeoning renewable energy sector.”

Assuming COVID restrictions remain as presently in place, Marcia will be amongst approximately 120 past and incoming Clean50 honourees meeting on Oct. 1 at the Clean50 Summit 11.0 in Toronto, to spend a day amongst peers and colleagues, tackling critical sustainability challenges facing Canada.

All summit participants and 100 per cent of venue staff are fully vaccinated and all will also be double rapid-tested upon arrival.