You will be required to apply for this lease if you intend to conduct activities related to the production of geothermal energy and power generation.
Geothermal energy is extracted by drilling wells up to 5km deep into areas of hot rock or underground aquifers that contain hot water.
Geothermal energy is a low-emission alternative energy source to traditional fossil fuels. Heat from the earth, carried by hot water, can be used to generate electricity. It can also be used in industry, agriculture and for heating and cooling buildings and homes.
If you require any further information, please contact the Department.