The State Government has opened a second geothermal acreage release for 2009 following the earlier high level of bidding for exploration rights in the Perth and Carnarvon basins.
The new acreage release covers the onshore south-eastern region of Western Australia, including Albany, Esperance and some Eastern Goldfields mining areas.
Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore said geothermal energy showed promising potential for additional energy sources for the State and industry.
For more information, please view the Minister's media statement.
Minister's office: 9422 3000