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High temperature thermal energy storage in saturated sans layers with vertical heat exchangers ('TESSAS')

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ERK6-CT-1999-00016

  • Start date

    1 April 2000

  • End date

    31 March 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 803 093

  • EU contribution

    € 390 131

Coordinated by:

VITO - VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK NV

Belgium

Objective

When energy supply and demand is not balanced, storage is necessary. The duration of storage is a parameter of prime importance for energy stores. Short-term thermal energy storage (a few hours to several days) is a common technique but only long-term storage will save energy. Different mediums can be used such as soil and water bearing layers (Underground Thermal Energy Storage-UTES). Goal of the project is the demonstration on a real scale (600 mwh of store) of thermal energy storage in the underground at a temperature between 40°C and maximum 85°C with VHEs (Vertical Heat Exchangers) placed into soil, composed of water-saturated sand layers. The project store will be exploited under realistic conditions (stand -alone situation).

Coordinator

VITO - VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK NV

Address

Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

Belgium

Participants (3)

BAVARIAN CENTER FOR APPLIED ENERGY RESEACH

Germany

IF TECHNOLOGY BV

Netherlands

SMET-G.W.T. SA

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ERK6-CT-1999-00016

  • Start date

    1 April 2000

  • End date

    31 March 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 803 093

  • EU contribution

    € 390 131

Coordinated by:

VITO - VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK NV

Belgium