Project: High Temperature Underground Thermal Energy Storage

Acronym HEATSTORE (Reference Number: 170153-4401)
Duration 01/05/2018 - 01/05/2021
Project Topic Thermal energy storage technologies need to be deployed and become an integral component in the future energy system infrastructure to meet variations in both the availability and demand of energy. The main objectives of this project is to lower the cost, reducing the risks and to optimize performance of high temperature (~25 to ~90°C) underground thermal energy storage technologies by demonstrating distinct configurations of heat sources, heat storage, and heat utilization. Technical, economic, regulatory and policy aspects will be addressed that are necessary to support efficient and cost-effective deployment in Europe. The project will stimulate fast-track market uptake in Europe promoting development from demonstration phase to commercial deployment within 2 to 5 years on the European market and provide an outlook towards utilization of full potential in 2050.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Bochum University of Applied Sciences / International Geothermal Centre Partner Germany
2 BRGM Partner France
3 delta-h Engineering GmbH Partner Germany
4 ECW Geomanagement BV Partner Netherlands
5 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich Partner Switzerland
6 Energie Wasser Bern Partner Switzerland
7 The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Partner Denmark
8 IF Technology Partner Netherlands
9 Kempens Warmtebedrijf Partner Belgium
10 KWR Watercycle Research Institute Partner Netherlands
11 Netherlands Institute of Ecology Partner Netherlands
12 Noda GmbH Partner Germany
13 PlanEnergi Partner Denmark
14 Reykjavik Energy Partner Iceland
15 SIG Partner Switzerland
16 SPIE Belgium Partner Belgium
17 Storengy Partner France
18 TNO - Nederlandse organisatie voor toegepast natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek Coordinator Netherlands
19 Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Partner Spain
20 University of Bern Partner Switzerland
21 University of Geneva Partner Switzerland
22 University of Neuchatel Partner Switzerland
23 University of the Azores Partner Portugal
24 Flemish Institute for Technological Research Partner Belgium