Action C.12: Heating and cooling installations
Concrete action

This action shall develop a closed loop heating and cooling pilot system to enable the assessment of the impact of the plant’s operation on a coastal aquifer system. With the increasing focus on energy efficiency the use of the subsurface for heating and cooling applications is increasingly being considered as a potential solution to increase the energy efficiency of this process.  Furthermore, in a coastal environment the discharge of heat can potentially induce convection currents which could facilitate the ingress of saline waters in the fresh groundwater lens.

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The main expected result from this action is the increased knowledge on the application of a closed loop heating/cooling system. Specifically, this action shall develop one heating and cooling pilot system within a coastal water aquifer system.