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EnergyNest maximises the value of energy by time-shifting high grade heat

EnergyNest is working to make large-scale thermal energy storage globally viable. Its thermal battery enables power producers and energy-intensive industries to utilise excess heat in a flexible manner.

EnergyNest product

At a glance

  • Modular and scalable thermal energy storage
  • Affordable, flexible solution for thermal power plants
  • Stores waste heat from industrial processes

Solution status


A global energy transition is underway. The future electricity supply will be dominated by variable and intermittent renewables. Energy storage will be vital to balancing electricity supply and demand. It will also enable power plants and industrial facilities to improve flexibility, demand response and energy efficiency.

Thermal energy storage for a cleaner future

EnergyNest’s thermal battery technology is modular, flexible, scalable and built for purpose. The company’s systems are designed for medium and long-duration storage – with capacities ranging from 10 MWh to 10 GWh. They can be deployed anywhere.

The systems are very compact, with high energy density, small carbon footprint and very low energy loss. They are made from steel and concrete – abundant, recyclable and non-hazardous materials. These are easy to acquire, meaning that the local workforce and materials can be used and transportation kept to a minimum.

EnergyNest’s systems store energy at low cost, make energy flexible and dispatchable on the supply side and manageable on the demand side, and increase energy efficiency in power plants and energy-intensive industries. They help users to increase profits and reduce carbon footprint, and may also promote smart grid development.

Concrete benefits

Energy-intensive industries will benefit from reduced electricity consumption and costs, fuel savings from reduced natural gas consumption,participation in electricity demand-side response programmes, available incentives for cogeneration, and available carbon credits for large industrial emitters. Moreover, residual heat provides opportunities for district heating contracts and the possibility to control steam provision to other local industries.

Thermal power plants, meanwhile, will benefit from increased flexibility, especially in supporting renewables, as well as from frequency regulation/reserve market participation. capacity market bid increases, wholesale power price arbitrage, ast ramping capabilities and dispatchable steam grid sales.


Market potential

The total addressable market is currently estimated to be in the range of EUR 10 billion by 2020. The three main market segments are energy-intensive industries, concentrated solar power, and conventional thermal power generation. WWF has estimated the worldwide carbon emissions reduction potential for EnergyNest to be more than 35 million metric tons by 2027 for industrial applications alone.

Affordable and clean energy

7. Affordable and clean energy

About the goal

EnergyNest’s thermal battery technology can promote more responsible use of intermittent energy, help to balance power grids and make clean energy more attractive.

Decent work and economic growth

8. Decent work and economic growth

About the goal

Energy Nest’s solution promotes local job creation, as the systems are built with the assistance of local engineering and construction companies.

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

About the goal

EnergyNest’s energy storage systems enhance the energy efficiency and economic competitiveness of energy-intensive industries.

Sustainable cities and communities

11. Sustainable cities and communities

About the goal

EnergyNest’s energy storage systems may be a useful addition to combined heat and power solutions that integrate both industrial and residential energy needs.

Responsible consumption and production

12. Responsible consumption and production

About the goal

EnergyNest’s energy storage systems enables large manufacturers and power plants to reduce decrease the carbon intensity of their products.

Contact company



Olav Brunborgs vei 6, 1396 BILLINGSTAD, Norway

Thomas Palkovich

VP Project Development

+47 906 69 496

[email protected]

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