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EnergyNest TES Pilot

Technology Type Concrete Thermal Storage
Rated Power 100 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 10.00
URL More about EnergyNest TES Pilot
The EnergyNest thermal energy storage (TES) system is made up from a large number of individual elements, connected through pipes in series and parallel. A storage element consists of state-of-the-art concrete storage medium called HEATCRETE® with integrated heat exchanger tubes contained inside a steel casing. Multiple storage elements are stacked inside a steel structure. This allows for easy transportation, on-site assembly, and allows the majority of piping works to be prefabricated before installation. The system stores and transfers energy using oil, steam, or other heat transfer fluids, and has less than 1% losses over a 24-hour period. Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and EnergyNest initiated a comprehensive joint research project in 2013 for building and testing a 2 x 500 kWhth Thermal Energy Storage (TES) pilot. The technical performance of this pilot installation has been validated by DNV GL with regards to operating temperature, energy storage capacity, and energy efficiency.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On DD.10.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Masdar City
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Utility Type
Paired Grid Resource
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Third-Party-Owned
Equity Owner 1 EnergyNest AS
Energy Storage Technology Provider EnergyNest AS
Integrator Company EnergyNest AS
Developer EnergyNest AS
Cost & Performance
Performance Available upon request
Service Use Case Onsite Renewable Generation Shifting
Renewables Capacity Firming
Renewables Energy Time Shift
Funding Source 1 Federal/National Government – RD&D
Norwegian Research Council
Funding Source 2 Federal/National Commercialization Incentive
Innovation Norway
Research Partner
Research Institution Masdar Institute of Science & Technology
Research Description The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (Masdar Institute) was established by the government of Abu Dhabi as a not-for-profit, private graduate university to develop indigenous R&D capacity in Abu Dhabi addressing issues of importance to the region. In collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute has developed an academic and research platform that articulates its mission and vision according to critical energy and sustainability challenges. An important characteristic of Masdar Institute is its focus on complex real-world problems that require a multidisciplinary approach for the development of solutions from an integrated technology, systems and policy perspective. This multi-interdisciplinary and integrated approach is supported by the structure of its academic programs and by the emphasis placed on engaging external partners from industry, government, and other academic institutions in collaborative activities. Serving as a key pillar of innovation and human capital, Masdar Institute remains fundamental to Masdar’s core objectives of developing Abu Dhabi’s knowledge economy and finding solutions to humanity’s toughest challenges such as climate change. Masdar Institute integrates theory and practice to incubate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, working to develop the critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. With its world-class faculty and top-tier students, the Institute is committed to finding solutions to the challenges of clean energy and climate change through education and research.
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