Demo site for Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES).
In Delft, the high-temperature ATES will be installed at the campus of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). It will be integrated in the TU Delft district heating network. This network is currently being fed with heat from gas fired boilers and a combined heat and power unit. But this will soon be replaced by a geothermal well, producing heat at around 75-80°C, together with a heat pump to boost temperature level to 90°C when needed to meet demand. The heat network will also be extended to the city of Delft, which is scheduled to start around 2025. Excess heat produced by the geothermal well in summer, will be stored in the ATES wells, and be utilised to meet peak demand in winter. We aim to do the following:
The project ATES well locations are close to the heat plant, the geothermal well and the projected location of the heat pump centre. So heat transport, conversion and heat exchange will occur close to the ATES, making the integration easier, but fitting everything in tough. Campus Real Estate of the TU Delft runs the TU Delft district heating network, while the operator Netverder operates the city district heating network. The geothermal well, heat pump centre and ATES will deliver heat to these networks. Those facilities are operated by Geothermie Delft, a collaboration by TU Delft, Aardyn, EBN and Shell.
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