Wartsila signs EPC contract for energy storage project in Asia

Wartsila energy storage system

Wartsila has signed an EPC contract for a 100 MW/100 MWh capacity energy storage project in South East Asia.

The energy storage system facility, including the Greensmith GEMS advanced software platform and GridSolv, will be used for grid support purposes.

Wartsila said its 100 MW/100 MWh energy storage project will help provide some part of the reliability to support South East Asia’s transition to carbon-free resources.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) committed to meeting 23 percent of its primary energy needs from renewables by 2025. The region is aiming to leverage its wind and solar resources and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

Wartsila said 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. GEMS will make it possible for grid operators to rely on renewables as baseload power.

Wartsila Energy Business has delivered more than 35 EPC projects totalling 1500 MW in the South East Asia region.