Wärtsilä's Energy Storage Projects in Philippines Achieves Final Commission

Jun 3, 2021 12:45 PM ET
  • Finnish producer as well as service provider of source of power and also other tools in the marine as well as energy markets, Wärtsilä Company announced the final appointing of the initial 2 of its numerous energy storage projects in the Philippines.

Wärtsilä has actually had signed many projects with SMC Global Power Holdings Inc. through its subsidiary, Universal Power Solutions Inc., throughout 2019-2020, and also two out of them, Integrated Renewable Power Hub-Toledo as well as BCCPP, Limay, Bataan, have actually achieved last commissioning in May 2021. This appointing makes them the first-ever projects served by Wärtsilä to the Philipines with the capability of 20 MW/ 20 MWh and also 40 MW/ 40MWh, specifically.

Mentioning the projects appointing, the Director, Australasia, Wärtsilä Energy, Kari Punnonen stated, "These projects showcase our lasting commitment to be existing in the Philippines and also to continue supplying enhanced services that sustain the energy change in Southeast Asia."

"Our partnership with SMC Global Power, a company with technological experience in battery energy storage space systems, has enabled us to reach this phase and await procedure in record time. This also additional shows Wärtsilä's EPC capabilities in the region, in addition to our ability to run under the difficult restrictions set by the pandemic," Kari discussed the collaboration with SMC.

These projects have actually been delivered on a design, purchase, and also building (EPC) basis, and also consist of Wärtsilä's propriety software application and equipment remedies. The systems make up the company's GridSolv Max system, a standard energy storage option that supplies flexible and modular storage space for the core equipment possessions of the systems, consisting of the batteries, a safety, and also fire system, and also inverters, along with the sophisticated GEMS Digital Energy Platform.

Given that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) committed in 2018 to meet 23 percent of its main energy needs from renewables by 2025, Wärtsilä asserts to allow the shift in the direction of a 100 percent renewable resource future deliberately and also building flexible systems that integrate renewable resource sources, thermal properties, and also energy storage space.

Just recently in April 2021, Wärtsilä and AGL signed MoU to establish new crossbreed energy systems that incorporate sustainable behind-the-meter and off-grid technologies to offer its commercial as well as industrial customers having needs above 20 MW, with a wide series of sustainable choices which will certainly help in reducing emissions without hindering protection of supply.

In the same month, Wärtsilä got the honor of a contract to supply an engineered tools delivery (EEQ) of a 40 MW/ 80 MWh DC-coupled solar plus storage space system to the Hickory Park Solar project in Georgia, U.S.A., from RWE Renewables.

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