- Client Metis
- Completion date 08 February 2013
- Research site Gent, België
Geothermal energy storage
Borehole Heat Exchanger City of Ghent
The purpose of this study is to determine the potential of Borehole Heat Exchangers (BHE) for the territory of the city of Ghent. The results of this study will be used to support the energy policy of the city of Ghent. The potential was determined by 1) analysis of the available space for boreholes and 2) calculation of the potential heat extraction per borehole. The study was carried out in cooperation with GIM, a bureau specialized in GIS applications.
The result of the study was a series of maps showing the BHE potential and the possible reduction of CO2 if BHE would be implemented.