Published: 22 January 2020 22 January 2020
Wärtsilä has signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for a new 100 MW/100 MWh total capacity energy storage project in South East Asia. The energy storage system facility, including Wärtsilä’s GEMS, an energy management software platform, and GridSolv solution, will be used for grid support purposes.
Wärtsilä’s 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 of GEMS include voltage and frequency regulation, reactive power support, spinning reserve, ramp rate optimisation, renewable energy output smoothing and energy arbitrage. GEMS will make it possible for grid operators to rely on renewables as baseload power.