ATES workshop impressions from April 2023

International Energy Agency TCP and GEOTHERMICA organised a workshop in April 2023 in the Netherlands, which is the first step to identify the need for further developments and transnational discussion on Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES), which is an important part of the Heating and Cooling transition.

The workshop aimed to connect ATES experts and public/national authorities, compiling relevant finished & ongoing studies, outlining an ATES review study, and creating ideas for further collaboration.  In addition, the workshop included a site visit to ECW Energy, the largest Geothermal operator in the Netherlands, and a visit to the GEOTHERMICA HEATSTORE High-Temperature ATES Demonstration project.

The workshop summary, with its proceeding booklet and presentations from the meeting, is available here