Worldwide application of Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage: a techno-economic review
The challenge associated with the integration of renewables into the thermal energy sector is attributed to the seasonal mismatch between times of highest energy demand and times of highest energy supply. The seasonal storage of heat and cold
in groundwater, also referred to as Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES), is considered to bridge this gap. This talk presents the historical development and current application status of ATES worldwide. Based on operational experiences from
the Netherlands, barriers to technology adoption are discussed from a social and techno-economic point of view.
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Paul Fleuchaus is a PhD candidate at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. He received his Masters in Applied Geosciences from KIT in 2016 and his Bachelors in Geosciences from University of Bremen in 2014. He is part of the
project called “Geospeicher.bw”. Within the GeoSpeicher.bw project, researchers of KIT and of the universities of Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Biberach, and Offenburg closely
cooperate to demonstrate the seasonal storage of heat and cold at several project sites in Southwestern Germany.