Oslo, Norway 24 November 2022 - Kyoto Group is pleased to announce that the
installation of a thermal energy storage solution at Nordjyllandsværket (NJV) in
Denmark has reached three key milestones.
Firstly, the melting of salt in the circulation system tanks has been completed.
Also, two critical parts of the system have been delivered at site and is ready
for installation: the steam generation system (SGS) and the containers and
piping for the circulation system.
"As this is our first commercial contract, this is a significant milestone for
Kyoto Group. At this point, we have successfully delivered and completed three
large milestones and most of the installation on site, and we remain on track
for the planned commissioning in early 2023," says Agnieszka Sledz, Chief
Project Officer of Kyoto Group.
The steam generation system is supplied by Kyoto's strategic partner Aalborg
"This is a very important milestone for the project. It shows the close
collaboration between Kyoto and Aalborg CSP to venture into this important
market of storing excess electricity into usable heat, which we can use to
transform and transition the energy supply for not only Northern Europe but the
rest of the world," says Svante Bundgaard, CEO of Aalborg CSP
Kyoto Group is introducing molten salt technology, which has been used for
decades to store heat in concentrated solar power facilities, to new market
segments that have traditionally depended on fossil fuels. This includes
segments such as pulp and paper, food and beverages, chemicals and cogeneration
as well as district heating. Being able to store energy is a necessity to
increase the use of intermittent, renewable energy sources within these areas.
The Heatcube thermal battery at NJV will provide heat to the local district
heating system and is configured with 18 MWh of storage capacity and a discharge
load of 4 MW. The energy input is electricity sourced from the grid, and the
heat is stored in molten salt.
"This is part of a program to test and introduce new clean energy solutions
necessary to further decarbonize the energy mix of Denmark. It will have a
powerful impact on the way we store heat and make it available. So, we're
excited that the project is progressing well towards commissioning," says Søren
Gais Kjeldsen, CEO of Nordjyllandsværket
NJV is located in Vodskov, Nordjylland, Denmark and is owned by Aalborg
Forsyning, a utility company that is part of the municipality of Aalborg. The
Heatcube installation is provided under a battery leasing agreement with Aalborg
For more information, contact:
Håvard Haukdal, Kyoto Group CFO
+47 48 10 65 69
About Kyoto Group
Heat accounts for half of industrial energy consumption. Traditionally, nearly
all of it is based on fossil fuels. Kyoto Group's Heatcube, a thermal energy
storage (TES) solution, provides a sustainable and costeffective alternative by
capturing and storing abundant but variable energy from sources such as solar
and wind. Founded in 2016, Kyoto Group is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and has
subsidiaries in Spain and Denmark. The Kyoto share is listed on Euronext Growth
More information on www.kyotogroup.no
About Aalborg Forsyning
Aalborg Forsyning supplies the citizens of Aalborg Municipality with district
heating, gas and water, just as Aalborg Forsyning diverts waste water, collects
waste and offers energy advice. Aalborg Forsyning is anchored in Aalborg
Municipality's Environment and Energy Management.
About Nordjyllandsværket A/S
Nordjyllandsværket A/S is located in Vodskov, Nordjylland, Denmark and is part
of the Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Industry. The
company is owned by Aalborg Forsyning, home of many utility companies owned by