About The Author

Theo Olsthoorn joined the Water Resources Section as a part-time professor of groundwater exploration in September 2004. He is also senior researcher hydrology for Waternet (Amsterdam Water Supply). Professor Olsthoorn is a former MSc and PhD graduate of Delft University of Technology and has working experience in a number of renowned Dutch hydrological institutes.

The Impact Of Storage Conditions On The Recovery Efficiency Of ATES Systems

Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) systems provide sustainable heating and cooling for buildings by seasonally storing heat in underground aquifers. Combined with a heat pump, ATES systems prevent fossil energy consumption for space heating and cooling of buildings and reduce the use of energy in typical utility buildings by more than half. Climates with a