Feasibility assessment & design for demonstration projects - learnings of an international workshop. HEATSTORE project report

Florian Hahn, Fátima Viveiros, Koen Allaerts, Luca Guglielmetti, Marc Perreaux, Sigrún Tómasdóttir, Peter Meier, Stijn Beernink, Peter Oerlemans, Hetty Mathijssen, Joris Koorneef, Thomas G. Vangkilde-Pedersen

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Abstract

The heating and cooling sector is vitally important for the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable energy system. Heating and cooling is responsible for half of all consumed final energy in Europe. The vast majority – 85% - of the demand is fulfilled by fossil fuels, most notably natural gas. Low carbon heat sources (e.g. geothermal, biomass, solar and waste-heat) need to be deployed and heat storage plays a pivotal role in this development. Storage provides the flexibility to manage the variations in supply and demand of heat at different scales, but especially the seasonal dips and peaks in heat demand. Underground Thermal Energy Storage (UTES) technologies need to be further developed and need to become an integral component in the future energy system infrastructure to meet variations in both the availability and demand of energy.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGEOTHERMICA - ERA NET Cofund Geothermal
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources

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