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From administrative ambition to physical implementation: Thermal Energy from Surface water in the Netherlands : An analytical and exploratory research into the question of why Thermal Energy from Surface water has not yet been implemented to its maximum potential

Zuuk, Julian Van (2021) From administrative ambition to physical implementation: Thermal Energy from Surface water in the Netherlands : An analytical and exploratory research into the question of why Thermal Energy from Surface water has not yet been implemented to its maximum potential.

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Abstract:Thermal Energy from Surface water (TES) could be one of the sustainable alternatives in the demand of heat and cold. The potential of TES is estimated to be at least 40 percent of the cold and heat demand of the Netherlands. This thesis aims to explicate the factors that drive and hinder the implementation of TES to its maximum potential. Interviews were conducted and literature was consulted to determine driving and hindering factors. To assess those factors in terms of sustainability, a Triple Bottom Line framework was applied. A Balanced Readiness Level Assessment was executed to determine the readiness of TES implementation. TES requires structural changes on a national authoritative level for the technology of Thermal Energy from Surface water to be implemented at its maximum potential. Guideline assessments, standardized permit requirements, subsidies for feasibility studies, and working out business case studies are the practical applications that can help TES in developing its potential For this, companies should make money available for business cases, and the government should stimulate by subsidizing TES projects. Only then will TES eventually be implemented to its maximum assessed potential. If done comprehensively, TES will be a great contributor to meeting the European and nationals targets and objectives and to the whole energy transition.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/88262
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