The pilots

PUSH-IT will demonstrate full-scale implementation of heat storage in geothermal reservoirs at three demo-sites: Delft (Netherlands), Darmstadt (Germany) and Bochum (Germany). In addition to these key demo-sites, three ‘follower’ locations for future pilots are Berlin (Germany), Litomĕřice (Czechia) and United Downs (United Kingdom). At these sites, we will address specific local technical and societal challenges and engage local stakeholders. We will translate our findings into solutions that can be applied to heat storage systems across Europe.

5-10 MW
60 TJ/y
Delft (Netherlands)
Demo ATES (200-300m depth) site
storing heat from a geothermal doublet
(max 80°C) integrated into a heat network
used in the built environment.

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270 kW
20 TJ/y

Darmstadt (Germany)
Demo BTES site (750m depth) in
crystalline granodioritic reservoir
connected to a university campus,
to store excess heat (>50°C)
from a super-computer and summer
heat surplus.

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260 kW – 1MW
2 – 8 TJ/y

Bochum (Germany)
Demo MTES (120m depth) for
the reuse of summer surplus heat
from a university campus (max. 80°C),
supplementing the district heating

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50-70 TJ/y

Berlin (Germany)
Follower ATES site (400m depth)
to be integrated in a heating network,
using surplus heat from a wood-fired
power plant (max 90°C).

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2 MW
10-20 TJ/y

Litomĕřice (Czechia)
Follower BTES site (500m depth)
where several heat sources
(deep Geothermal, cooling of
photovoltaic panels) are integrated
into a field of deep boreholes and
will be integrated into the existing
heat network.

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United Downs (United Kingdom)
Follower MTES site (500m depth)
to be investigated within an abandoned mine
complex. The project is adjacent to a drilled
fractured geothermal reservoir with fluid
of ~180°C.

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PUSH-IT is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101096566.
Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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