Specifically, the order for this project was already booked with Wärtsilä in Q2.
In 2018, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) made a commitment to achieving 23% of its primary energy needs from renewables by 2025. Thus, they aim to boost and take advantage of their abundant wind and solar resources and decrease their reliance on fossil fuels, being motivated by the fact that grid systems develop and economies grow.
Wärtsilä’s 100 MW/100 MWh energy storage project will help provide some part of the reliability necessary to support South East Asia’s transition to carbon-free resources.
In the meantime, Wärtsilä is enabling the transition towards 100% renewable energy around the world by designing and building flexible systems that integrate renewables, traditional thermal assets and energy storage.
The Greensmith GEMS platform has the ability to react near-instantly to smooth the integration of renewables, enabling the grid to emerge more stable and responsive.
Grid support applications also include:
- voltage & frequency regulation;
- reactive power support;
- spinning reserve;
- ramp rate optimization;
- renewable energy output smoothing;
- energy arbitrage.
Grid support applications of GEMS include GEMS will make it possible for grid operators to rely on renewables as baseload power.
Overall, Wartsila aims to a better and greener future which will be developed through renewable energy and protect the environment. In its latest white paper, the company focused on accelerating the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future; The paper presented the transition, meaning the dynamic nature of the energy market.