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North America's Leading Energy Event
June 13-15, 2023
BMO Centre at Stampede Park - Calgary, Canada


Catherine Hickson

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Catherine Hickson

Alberta No. 1.

Dr. Catherine Hickson, P.Geo., is the Chief Geologist of Terrapin Geothermics and CEO of Alberta No. 1, Terrapin’s signature geothermal energy project and Alberta's first conventional geothermal power and heat facility. A globally respected geothermal resource development expert and an active agent of change, Dr. Hickson spent 25 years as a research scientist at the Geological Survey of Canada before pursuing a role in the private sector. As the VP Exploration and Chief Geoscientist at Magma Energy Corporation (later to become Alterra Power Corporation), she led greenfield exploration in eight countries, including the discovery of over 300 MW (inferred) of new geothermal resources. Having actively grown the global geothermal industry for the last three decades, Dr. Hickson has dedicated the past few years to kickstarting the geothermal industry at home. Bridging the worlds of hydrocarbons and geothermal with her leadership, technical expertise, and vision, Dr. Hickson now finds herself in the role of “senior disrupter” in Alberta’s renewable energy space. Dr. Hickson is also the Vice President of Geothermal Canada, an organization founded in 1974 to assist Canadians and Canadian companies in the development of geothermal resources nationally and globally.