Geothermal Energy Act Authority - Northern Territory

Service summary

Any person intending to undertake activities relating to geothermal energy must first obtain the relevant Geothermal Authority.

There are three types of Geothermal Energy Act Authorities:

Exploration Permit
An Exploration Permit gives the holder the right to occupy the permit area and the exclusive right to conduct an approved exploration program for geothermal energy resources.

Retention Licence
A Retention Licence gives the holder the right to occupy the licence area and the exclusive right to conduct activities to evaluate the potential of the geothermal resources in the area but not the right to produce geothermal energy commercially.

Production Lease
A Production Lease gives the holder the right to occupy the lease area and the exclusive right to conduct activities related to the production of geothermal energy and power generation.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Duration

Various.

Fees

Various; see fee summary.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industry and Resources
Energy Directorate

Act(s) name

Geothermal Energy Act 2009 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Geothermal Registrar

Operating address:
4th Floor Centrepoint Building
48-50 Smith Street
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address:
GPO Box 4550
Darwin NT 0801

Phone:

0889997112

Website:

http://www.minerals.nt.gov.au Opens in a new browser window

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